EXCL: Sorority Row, The Roommate’s Matt Lanter

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90210 star talks upcoming thrillers

Matt Lanter is the latest cast member from the new 90210 to leap into horror after Jessica Lowndes (Autopsy) and AnnaLynne McCord (Day of the Dead). A veteran of “The Clone Wars” (he voiced Anakin Skywalker on the Star Wars series), the young actor will be seen this September in Summit Entertainment’s Sorority Row, a redo of The House on Sorority Row, starring Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, Jamie Chung and Leah Pipes. Not bad company to keep.

“Those girls are not bad to look at,” he admits while chatting with ShockTillYouDrop.com. “I play the wealthy senator’s son, so I’m a guy in a position of potential power. I date the sorority president played by Leah Pipes. We’re the power couple there in the film and in the sorority. I’m pretty involved, I get to do some cool stuff and had a lot of fun doing it. You’ll definitely see me in there.”

Since we’re still a bit out from the film’s release, Lanter is hesitant to divulge any plot details, but he says he’s thrilled with the MPAA rating. “We wanted to be able to do what we wanted to do and creatively make it fun. Not adhere to these PG-13 guidelines. Everyone, I think, is happier now that we have the R rating because these kills…some of these kills that were written are just amazing. I saw short clips of a couple of them. They’re just spectacular. With a PG-13 rating I don’t think you could pull off some of the stuff we did.”

Shortly after Sorority Row, Lanter moved on to the Screen Gems’ The Roommate which recently wrapped shooting with Christian E. Christiansen directing and Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet and Minka Kelly starring. “It feels a lot like Single White Female,” he says, “it’s got that obsession. It’s set in a college setting. So it speaks to young adults and older teenagers. It’s another fun one, more of a thriller. A clever thriller. I had a great time on that one. In this I’m the ex-boyfriend of the main character played by Kelly. She’s off to college and I come into the picture eventually.”

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor