Russell Chews Up German Cannibal Story


She’s definitely got the look of a movie star but we haven’t heard much from the one time “Felicity” star Keri Russell other than the fact that she has a role in the upcoming Kevin Costner flick, The Upside of Anger, over at New Line.

Well, news on the thesp is on the way as Reuters is reporting, via The Hollywood Reporter, that Russell has found herself a role in the independent horror film, Butterfly, a Grimm Love Story, based on the Internet cannibal movement.

The film will be directed by Martin Weisz, best known for shooting music videos for Korn and Sean Combs, and will begin production over in Germany this week.

If you are curious where this idea came from, then maybe you haven’t heard about this little gem of a story, which we even featured as an article back in July of 2004 in this article when it was originally announced that the story of Armin Meiwes would be turned into a film.

In January 2004, a German was sentenced to 8-1/2 years in prison for manslaughter after he admitted killing a man he had met on the Internet. He was spared a murder verdict as the victim had asked to be eaten. Indeed, the killer recalled chopping off the victim’s penis at his own request, and eating it with him, first raw and then fried. A German movie about the killing was announced last July.

Dinner anyone?

In the film Russell will be playing an American student who is in Germany researching the life of the cannibal killer (played by Thomas Kretschmann) for her graduate thesis. She ultimately becomes obsessed with him and plunges into a deeply alienated lifestyle as a result.

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