My, Joey Fatone, what big ears you have.
The 'NSYNC singer and "Fame" host is donning wolf ears and more for his next movie, a musical based on the classic fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood."
Fatone began shooting the movie, simply titled "Red Riding Hood," this week in the Los Angeles area with a cast that includes Debi Mazar ("The Tuxedo") as the mother and Lainie Kazan ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") as the grandmother, according to a publicist for the project. Newcomer Morgan Thompson is playing the title character, while Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, is also on board.
Randal Kleiser, whose credits include "Grease" and "The Blue Lagoon," is directing the film, which has the same writer, Timothy Dolan, and same producing team, Steve Austin and Jonathan Bogner, as last year's "Hansel & Gretel."
"Red Riding Hood" will be a modern version of the fairytale about a young girl walking through a forest to visit her sick grandmother, with contemporary dialogue and music.
Fatone, who has starred in "On the Line," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and on Broadway in "Rent," most recently played a lounge singer in "The Cooler" (see "Fatone Says Topless Dancers 'Ruined That Wholesome Thing I Had Going' ".)
Along with acting and hosting "Fame," Fatone is recording a comedy album due next year (see "Joey Fatone Going After Creed On Comedy Album").