New Film Role For Michael Shanks

“Just landed a role in a new feature called Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Julie Christie. Will play a character named Adrien Lazar, local affluent blacksmith and father of Henri Lazar (love interest to Amanda’s character). Rehearsals begin in July, and filming starts July 22nd.”

According to IMDB, the film is being produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio through his production company, Appian Way.

Discussing the film, in an interview with Screen Daily, the film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke ┬áis quoted as saying:

“Leonardo has this idea of a reinvention of the fairytale. I read the first draft by David Leslie Johnson and loved it. I’ve worked for about five months with him and then a second writer, Rand Ravich, and now we?re back with David. We’re making it a wild thriller in this great Gothic fairytale world, very sexy, romantic and scary. I get to create a whole world.”

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