June 1, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rachael Taylor is the second “Transformers” beauty to join the cast of indie thriller “Loft”, following in the footsteps of fellow alum Isabel Lucas, who joined the cast last week. Can Megan Fox be far behind? According to Variety, Taylor and Lucas will be part of an ensemble cast that already includes James Marsden, Patrick Wilson, Wentworth Miller and “Modern Family”‘s Eric Stonestreet.
Taking place in and around a loft where five married friends all bring their mistresses, the film is a murder mystery set into motion when an unknown woman’s body turns up there. The friends all begin to suspect one another of murder. While Lucas is set for the role of a “naive young beauty” who unwittingly gets dragged into the events, Taylor will play Ann, a call girl who Wilson pays to seduce Marsden and ends up falling for him. Presumably there will be at least one more male lead and a couple more female roles to be cast. Erik Van Looy is directing the remake of his own 2008 Belgian film, with Wesley Strick adapting Bart De Pauw’s original screenplay.
Taylor broke out in Michael Bay’s first “Transformers” as a computer genius who helped the government, Shia LaBeouf and the earth-saving good Autobots fight against the evil Decepticons. She recently wrapped alien invasion actioner “The Darkest Hour” with Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, and is one of the new Angels on ABC’s reboot of “Charlie’s Angels”k.
May 23, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Australian up and comer Isabel Lucas has been added to the cast of indie thriller Loft, to be directed by Erik Van Looy, who directed the original Belgium film in 2008.
Loft, which also stars Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and James Marsden (Enchanted), tells the story of a group of married friends who rent a loft so that they can have a place to rendezvous with their respective mistresses. Sure enough, drama begins to ensue when the unknown body of a woman is found in the loft leading the friends to become suspicious of each other.
Variety reports state that Lucas will be playing “Sarah, a naive young beauty who unexpectedly comes into the lives of the five friends.”
Lucas first found fame on Australian soap “Home and Away” but since moving to Hollywood has found roles in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and can next be seen alongside Zack Snyder’s chosen Superman, Henry Cavill in the highly anticipated Immortals,
February 23, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
Variety reports that James Marsden and Patrick Wilson are currently in talks to star in “Loft,” an indie thriller that was originally brought to the screen in 2008 by Belgian director Erik Von Looy. Looy will be returning to direct the remake, while Wesley Strick will adapt the screenplay from the script originally penned by Bart De Pauw.
“Loft” tells the story of a group of married friends who rent a loft so that they can have a place to rendezvous with their respective mistresses. Sure enough, drama begins to ensue when the unknown body of a woman is found in the loft leading the friends to become suspicious of each other.
Steven Golin, Paul Green, Matt DeRoss and Adam Shulman of Anonymous Content will produce the film alongside the original film’s producer Hilde DeLaere.
Marsden can next be seen in the comedy “Hop” and the remake of “Straw Dogs”. Meanwhile, Wilson has been keeping himself busy with a trio of films upcoming including James Wan’s “Insidious,” Matthew Chapman’s “The Ledge” and Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult.” Wilson also recently signed on to star in a new, still untitled CBS supernatural medical drama.
No dates have been set yet, but production is expected to commence before the end of the year.