Minnie Driver has racked up plenty of indies and TV spots in recent years, but not many memorable film roles. If her latest venture proves as interesting as it sounds, however, that could soon change.
Driver joined the cast of Stage Fright, the debut feature from writer/director, Jerome Sable. His short rock musical The Legend Of Beaver Dam was an official selection at a number of film festivals, including TIFF and Sundance, and unsurprisingly, this next effort has a few tunes.
Stage Fright is based on Sable’s own script, and contains music composed with his songwriting partner, Eli Batalion. The film tells the story of a “snobby musical theater camp terrorized by a blood-thirsty masked killer who despises musical theatre.” Driver plays a Broadway star named Kylie Swanson who’s also the mother to siblings/campers Camilla (Allie MacDonald) and Buddy (Douglas Smith). If the details so far don’t grab you, maybe the addition of Mr. Meat Loaf Aday will – the charismatic rocker was cast as a failed Broadway producer-turned-camp director earlier this month. [Variety]
Pre-production on Stage Fright will begin on Sept. 6th in Ontario, Canada.
Does Driver’s hiring pique your interest in the horror-musical?