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Bret Easton Ellis-penned Curse of Downer's Grove adds two more names

Feb. 26, 2013by: Eric Walkuski

A couple of weeks ago we alerted you to the progress of THE CURSE OF DOWNER'S GROVE, the Bret Easton Ellis-written chiller being directed by Derick Martini. Bella Heathcote, Lucas Till, and Penelope Mitchell had all been cast in the flick, which is being prepped for a spring start. Today, thanks to Variety, we have two more names to add to the ensemble.

Kevin Zegers (DAWN OF THE DEAD) and Zane Holtz (THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER) are now susceptible to THE CURSE; Holtz will evidently portray a meth-crazed sidekick to Zegers' character.

THE CURSE OF DOWNER'S GROVE centers on a paranoid high school senior who's worried about an apparent curse that takes the life of one student every year at the school.

The film is based on the book DOWNER'S GROVE, by Michael Hornburg. Here's the expanded synopsis for that:

Chrissie Swanson is a paranoid high school senior for whom graduating has become a matter of life or death. She's an unusual girl in an ordinary town. Her mother's sex life is overshadowing her own; her brother is aboard his own private Enterprise, slipping into one black hole after another; her best friend is hornier than a Prince song; leaving her eccentric grandmother as the only source of wisdom in a rapid downward spiral. As Chrissie tries to take control of the events that shape her life, she finds the events beginning to take control of her, until she is finally cornered by choices with everlasting consequences.


Bella Heathcote

Source: Variety

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