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Liv Tyler Gets The Side Effect

Liv Tyler is set to star in writer-director Ti West’s new thriller THE SIDE EFFECT. She will play the role of Catherine Rigby, a woman who spends several months in space as part of an experiment for a global pharmaceutical company and suddenly finds herself mysteriously pregnant. Remaining stranded in space, paranoia and hysteria take over, as the truth behind her conception grows more elusive.

West and Tyler will both be attending the upcoming Sundance festival, West to debut V/H/S, the found-footage horror film he directed, while Tyler will be seen in ROBOT AND FRANK, in which she stars with Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon. Tyler called West ‘a super-talented exciting young filmmaker. The role of Rigby is a fantastic character within a great thriller and I am looking forward to sinking my teeth into the part.’

The film will be produced by Double Hope Films’ Ted Hope, and Peter Phok, both previously working together with West on THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INKEEPERS. While Hope’s resume is quite highbrow, he sparked to West’s genre work and the chance to be involved, as the filmmaker grows more ambitious. ‘I was blown away by Ti’s films,’ Hope said. ‘I wondered why the studios and big budget guys hadn’t yet scooped him up. His movies are note-perfect displays of tension and tone. Each aspect of his filmmaking serves the whole. It’s rare to see such talent on display.’ Hope has also previously worked with Tyler on SUPER.

West said he hasn’t given up on his genre origins with this film and also explained why he thought Tyler was perfect for the part. ‘Although it is still somewhat of a horror film, it is much more psychological than any of my previous efforts,’ he said. ‘It was essential that I find an actress who could portray a wide range of emotion and always earn the audience’s sympathy no matter what the situation. As soon as I sat down with Liv, it was obvious she was the one.’

Source: Deadline

Tina Baraga is a journalist. Since her early years, her passion and hobbies have always been rooted in movies, music and anything related to culture. The fascinating world of cinema still manages to amaze her and her favorite films range across all genres, including award winners CLOSER and VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA, comedy hit BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY and German film GOODBYE LENIN.

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