Isabel Lucas to Headline Careful What You Wish For


Hyde Park-Image Nation, Troika Pictures and Merced Media Partners have announced that they will finance and produce the thriller Careful What You Wish For, now set to star Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Immortals).

Self-conscious high school student Doug Martin gets more than he bargained for when he starts a torrid affair with Lena — the young, lonely wife of a wealthy businessman renting the lake house next door. But when a serious crime rocks their sleepy vacation town, Doug is let in on a devastating secret and suddenly finds himself a suspect in this sexy thriller reminiscent of Basic Instinct and Body Heat.

The film, to be directed by Elizabeth Allen (Ramona and Beezus, Aquamarine), was written by Chris Frisina and will be produced by Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj along with Troika’s Robert Stein, Michael A. Helfant and Bradley Gallo, and Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico. Executive Producers are William Gallo, Chris Frisina and Merced Media Partners’ Raj Singh, Stuart Brown and Kevin Frakes. Philip Cohen is Co-Executive Producer. Hyde Park International will represent worldwide rights at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to life in this provocative and sexy coming of age thriller. The lead character of Lena is a uniquely complex femme fatale — a compelling archetype that hasn’t been brought to the screen in some time and is due a revival. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the talented Isabel Lucas on this project and am excited by the depth and mystery she will infuse into the film,” said Allen.

Be Careful What You Wish For will commence principal photography in the first quarter of 2013.

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