Xavier Samuel joins Cam Gigandet & Emily Browning in Catherine Hardwicke's thriller Plush

You guys remember that psychological thriller heading our way from Catherine Hardwicke called PLUSH? Last we heard back in June actor Cam Gigandet was joining the project. Ringing any bells?

Now I know when you see Hardwicke's name in our genre you immediately run for cover. I don't blame you. But this one sounds pretty solid so let's not judge it just yet. News coming our way from Variety today has youngster Xavier Samuel joining the project. Samuel (right) can most recently be tied to that highly acclaimed horror flick THE LOVED ONES. So there's another reason to give PLUSH a shot!

PLUSH centers on a rock singer for the band Plush who, frustrated creatively in the wake of her brother's death, falls prey to the psychotic machinations of a new guitarist. Gigandet will co-star as psychic psychologist who delves into the minds of patients and sees their memories in order to help them unleash past demons. He meets his match in Browning's character, who shares his gift.

It seems Samuel will be playing the band's new guitarist while Gigandet plays the psychic psychologist. The lovely Emily Browning (below) will be headlining as the singer of the band. Hardwicke will be directing a script she co-wrote with Artie Nelson. Jason Blum is producing for Blumhouse Prods. along with Sheryl Clark of Bad Robot and Stuart Ford of IM Global, which is selling distribution rights.

So what do you guys think? PLUSH have some potential? Spit some bullets below and let us know if you're jiving with this one as we wait for more updates, which should come soon considering PLUSH is set to start filming in Los Angeles at the end of the month.

Extra Tidbit: While Catherine Hardwicke directed Gigandet in TWILIGHT, Xavier Samuel is also no stranger to the saga, having starred in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
Source: Variety



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