All indications had Victor Salva favorite Gina Philips (one of the stars of the director’s two “Jeepers Creepers” movies) playing the female lead in Salva’s new film, “Rosewood Lane”, but as it turns out, not so much. Screen Daily (via Dread Central) is reporting that Rose McGowan (left) has landed the female lead in the film.
Says Salva about the project:
Rosewood Lane has been a pet project of mine for years now and what I have always regarded as one of my most terrifying stories. To see it finally come to life is wonderful.
In the film, McGowan would play Doctor Sonny Blake, a radio talk show psychiatrist, who moves back to her childhood home after her alcoholic father dies. Once back in her old neighborhood she discovers the local paperboy is a frightening and cunning young sociopath that targeted her father and now targets her. When the boy starts calling her show and recites eerie nursery rhymes, an unnerving game of cat-and-mouse begins. When the game escalates, she suddenly finds herself in a terrifying all out war, one that forces her to redefine her ideas of good and evil, and has her fighting to stay alive.
Yep, it’s Rose McGowan vs. a paperboy. Apparently this little bastard has evil powers and such, and the whole town is afraid of him, too. Kinda reminds me of a “Twilight Zone” episode, actually, only, you know, with evil paperboys.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Gina Philips (below) won’t be showing up. Every female lead in a horror movie needs a BFF, right? Or cute townie? Gina Philips can fill either one of those needs.