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‘Knight of Cups’ Star Isabel Lucas Will Lead ‘Basic Instinct’-Esque Sexual Thriller

Written by on September 10, 2012 

After nabbing a coveted role in Terrence Malick‘s upcoming Knight Of Cups, things are looking up for Immortals star Isabel Lucas. In a recent press release, we learned that the Australian-born actress will be leading the upcoming thriller, Careful What You Wish For.

Directed by Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine), and written by Chris Frisina, the project follows Doug Martin, a self-conscious high school student, who “gets more than he bargained for when he starts a torrid affair with Lena — the young, lonely wife of a wealthy businessman renting the lake house next door. When a serious crime rocks their sleepy vacation town, Doug is let in on a devastating secret and suddenly finds himself a suspect.” The film has been described as a “sexy thriller reminiscent of Basic Instinct and Body Heat.”

Aside for Cups, the newly established leading lady will also be seen in the upcoming Red Dawn remake, as well the thriller, The Loft. Although we haven’t gotten specifics on any other roles being secured, the release did indicate that “two other A-list stars will be cast in other roles.”

Here’s a little snippet of what Allen had to say about the project:

I look forward  to bringing the fascinating characters to life in this provocative and sexy coming of age thriller.  The lead character of Lena is a uniquely complex femme fatale — a compelling archetype that hasn’t been brought to the screen in some time and is due a revival.  I am thrilled to be collaborating with the talented Isabel Lucas on this project and am excited by the depth and mystery she will infuse into the film.

Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj will be producing alongside Troika Pictures’ Robert Stein, Michael A. Helfant and Bradley Gallo, with Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico. The thriller will start production sometime early next year.

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