The Work Room Productions has announced that “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette will be leading the cast of the sci-fi/romance The Girl From Mars.
The film tells the story of a lonely geek whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams (Perrette) who claims to be a visitor from another planet.
The film is written and directed by DIY auteur James Felix McKenney, whose previous features include the retro sci-fi flick, Automatons and the upcoming Hypothermia from Dark Sky films, starring Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”).
McKenney will be sharing producing chores with Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler of Brooklyn, NY based The Work Room Productions.
The Director of Photography will be Eric Branco, who lensed both McKenney’s Hypothermia and Satan Hates You for New York-based production company Glass Eye Pix.
Says the director about working with Perrette, “We’ve wanted to do something with Pauley in the lead for quite a while now. She has such a powerful presence with so much energy and compassion, it’s infectious. Writing this part was all about trying to capture that combination of kindness and enthusiasm that makes Pauley so special as a person and distill it all into a character that audiences will really respond to.”
Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in May 2011.