Lucas has just been announced as the lead in BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, a thriller being produced by Hyde Park-Image Nation, Troika Pictures and Merced Media Partners. The three companies announced the project earlier today at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film, which is said to be in the tradition of BODY HEAT and BASIC INSTINCT, follows a high school student named Doug, who gets more than he bargained for when he starts a torrid affair with Lena--the young, lonely wife of a wealthy businessman renting the lake house next door. When a serious crime rocks their sleepy vacation town, Doug is let in on a devastating secret and suddenly finds himself a suspect.
Director Elizabeth Allen was quoted as saying, "I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to life in this provocative and sexy coming of age thriller. The lead character of Lena is a uniquely complex femme fatale -- a compelling archetype that hasn't been brought to the screen in some time and is due a revival. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the talented Isabel Lucas on this project and am excited by the depth and mystery she will infuse into the film."
No other cast has been announced just yet; shooting commences in early 2013.