“Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr has signed on for next year’s 3-D remake of the 1978 horror film “Piranha,” E! Online reports.
The flick — to be directed by Alexandre Aja, who also helmed the 2006 remake of 1977’s “The Hills Have Eyes” — maintains the original plot of razor-toothed fish terrorizing a lakeside town.
In addition to Szohr, who will play a local hottie caught up in the excitement of spring break, “Piranha 3D” will also feature Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott (“Party Down”), Ving Rhames and Richard Dreyfuss. Shue and Rhames will play police officers, and Scott will play a Navy diver.
The film begins shooting later this month in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and is due in theaters March 19, 2010. It will be the latest in a string of 3-D horror films, including January’s “My Bloody Valentine” and the upcoming “Final Destination: Death Trip.”
In addition to being cast in “Piranha 3D,” Szohr recently signed on to the drama “Walks,” alongside “Gossip Girl” spin-off star Brittany Snow. The movie is about the world of underground street art and a group of young city kids who band together when a convicted graffiti artist comes home.
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