“Arrow” star Katie Cassidy is jumping onboard comic book adaptation “The Scribbler.”
SuperHeroHype has the news, adding that the movie will begin filming this week in downtown Los Angeles. “The Scribbler” is an adaptation of Daniel Schaffer’s mind-bending graphic novel of the same name that was released in 2006 by Image Comics. It’s going to be rereleased by First Comics to go along with the movie’s opening.
Cassidy will star as Suki, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. She tries to get rid of her mental illness by using an experimental machine called “The Siamese Burn” that is said to eliminate unwanted personalities. The machine works for Suki to a point, until she realizes that the identity she is trying to get rid of might actually be her own.
The movie has a strong cast that includes Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Sacha Grey, “Winter’s Bone’s” Garret Dillahunt, “The Killing’s” Billy Campbell and “The Human Centipede’s” Ashlynn Yennie. John Suits, who helmed films like “Family of Four” and “2ND Take,” will be directing the project. No word yet on when it is going to be released.
Best known for her roles in “Melrose Place,” “Gossip Girl” and “Taken,” Cassidy has a big year coming up. She’s playing Dinah “Laurel” Lance in the pilot of “Arrow,” which The CW is busy developing. If that takes off, it will be her biggest TV role to date (and keep her happily working at The CW). Cassidy also has three upcoming films listed on her IMDb account: “Fencewalker,” “Kill for Me” and “Bumped,” which is currently filming.
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