EXCL: Jenny Wright Returns in Murder For Dummys

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The Near Dark actress back in front of the camera

Jenny Wright is set to jump back in front of the camera for the first time in over a decade for the upcoming horror/thriller Murder For Dummys, currently in pre-production from Falling Sky Entertainment in conjunction with Chase Films LLC.

Wright is of course recognized by genre fans for her work in The Lawnmower Man, I, Madman and most notably her memorable portrayal of Mae in Katherine Bigalow’s vampire cult classic Near Dark.

Also attached to star are fellow genre veterans Christa Campbell (2001 Maniacs), Brandon Johnson (Malevolence, Little Erin Merryweather) and Tony Todd (Candyman). Emerson Bixby (son of Twilight Zone, Star Trek writer Jerome Bixby) is set to write and produce the project with David Capurso directing.

The story takes place on Halloween night and involves a couple and their friend accidentally killing a costumed trick or treater in a hit and run, then trying to cover up the murder. Once the friend starts to develop a taste for murder, comic and grisly twists and turns ensue.

Russ Russo is also starring and producing Murder For Dummys, and is attached to 2 other genre projects as well – Into The Darkness (with Kiowa Gordon of The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Dan Walton’s Bind, for which he serves as a producer on as well.

All 3 above mentioned films are currently in pre-production and gearing up to shoot early next year with a potential Halloween 2010 release.

Wright is also set to make her first ever convention appearance at the Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH on November 20th-22nd. (Details at our previous news post here)

We’ll keep you posted on the status of Murder For Dummys as it gets closer to production.

Source: Robert Galluzzo