Hilary Swank Becomes A 'Resident,' Gets Stalked For Thriller

Hilary SwankYou can never quite predict what kind of role Hilary Swank is going to take next. She bounces from boxing to biopics effortlessly, and while reviews of her work are often mixed, you have to admire her guts. And from the sound of it thanks to today's Variety, her latest role is going to require her special brand of gutsiness for "The Resident," a thriller directed by Antti J. Jokinen.

Swank will play a doctor who moves into a Brooklyn loft, but begins feeling uneasy in her new home. She becomes convinced she's not alone, and discovers her landlord is stalking her. Whether he's been stalking her for a long time, or whether it's just convenient that a pretty girl moved into his building is unclear -- but I suspect Swank's character won't give up her apartment without a fight.

The film is the feature debut of Jokinen, who has directed music videos for Will Smith, Beyonce, Eminem, Korn, and Celine Dion. He co-wrote the script with Robert Orr and Erin Cressida, whose work on "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" and "Secretary," respectively, suggest they might be able to combine to write a kickass and complex chick. The film begins shooting next May, with a release date to be determined.

Readers, do you want to see Swank kick some stalker butt? Or do you think this looks like another poor role for the actress to have taken?