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Jena Malone (Donnie Darko), Shawn Ashmore (of the “X-Men” trilogy) and Laura Ramsey (The Covenant) have joined the cast of Carter Smith’s The Ruins. The trio will star alongside Jonathan Tucker who signed on last week. Altogether they’ll star as a group of tourists who head into the jungles of Mexico to help a fellow traveler find a friend. When they reach their destination – a seemingly abandoned archeological dig – they quickly realize there’s no turning back.
“Ruins” is based on the 2006 novel by Scott Smith, it was the author’s first since his crafty thriller “A Simple Plan” (adapted into a film by Sam Raimi). Smith also translated his own work for the big screen. Dreamworks will distribute the flick.