Amanda Seyfried has been circling [movie id="369195"]"Twilight"[/movie] director Catherine Hardwicke's upcoming Red Riding Hood drama, but it appears that she has not yet signed on the dotted line.
"I think so. Negotiations," the actress told MTV News not too long ago about starring in the film, adding, "I don't know if I'm definitely doing it. I hope it works out."
One thing about the film, which she called "a gothic twist on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale," that is certain is what it will not be: anything like "Twilight."
"That was the one fear," Seyfried said. "But this isn't going to be 'Twilight.' [Hardwicke has] made it clear."
"The Girl With the Red Riding Hood" was first announced in August. Leonardo DiCaprio's production company picked up the rights, and a few weeks later came word that Hardwicke had signed on to direct. She described the plot as a "super sexy" take on the classic fairy tale that deals with a "village plagued by this wolf."
Seyfried is keeping her fingers crossed that everything works out with the negotiations, because working with Hardwicke is an opportunity she doesn't want to miss. "She's really an actor's director," Seyfried said. "She's really heavily involved with casting, and she brings the actors in, and she has a lot of chemistry reads."
When it comes to "Twilight," Seyfried has mixed feelings. She certainly has no interest in being at the center of such a pop-culture phenomenon. "It's hard, that type of movie," she said. "I still don't know how I feel about it, because the hype, it makes me not even want to be near that realm of that kind of genre. ... It became something else. It was an animal. A lot of people saw it, luckily, but it's become a stereotype."
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