Josh Hartnett recently showed us that he does have some acting chops in Lucky Number Slevin and he is now in final negotiations to star in 30 Days of Night for Columbia Pictures and director David Slade.
Till now the film did not have any stars attached, but the Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson penned script is now filling the bill.
Hartnett is just the start as the studio is now on the look out for a female lead for the story set in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the U.S., where the sun does not appear for more than 30 days during the dead of winter. An evil force emerges from the darkness, striking terror in the town. The local sheriffs — a husband (Hartnett)-and-wife team — are forced to choose between saving themselves and helping the town survive until daylight returns.
Shooting is set to begin in early August in New Zealand