Gossip Girl Coming to You in 3-D

Television starlet snags role in upcoming remake of 1978 cult classic film about man-eating fish

By Marc Malkin May 05, 2009 9:07 PMTags
Jessica SzohrDonato Sardella/Getty Images

Jessica Szohr has gotten her self into some fishy business.

I can exclusively reveal that the Gossip Girl starlet has snagged a role in Piranha 3-D, an upcoming remake of the 1978 cult classic terror flick from The Hills Have Eyes remake director Alexandre Aja.

Like the original, the movie centers on a lakeside town being terrorized by prehistoric man-eating razor-toothed fish. This time around, however, the movie will be in 3-D.

Previously announced cast for the Dimension Films project includes...

Elisabeth Shue as the local sheriff, Ving Rhames as one of her deputies and Adam Scott as a Navy diver sent in to help rescue the town.

A studio rep confirms that Szohr has signed on to play Kelly, a hot young townie caught up in the excitement of co-eds who have descended upon the area for spring break.

Richard Dreyfuss will also be featured in a nod to his work in—what else?—Jaws.

Piranha 3-D begins shooting later this month in Lake Havasu, Ariz. The release date is March 19, 2010.


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