Since making his debut with 2005's The Roost, writer-director Ti West has been devoted to making horror movies. The Innkeepers, West's first attempt at a ghost story, opens in theaters on Feb. 3rd (though it is already available on VOD), and the horror anthology V/H/S, which includes a segment directed by West, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Showing no signs of slowing down, West has cast Liv Tyler in the lead role of his next project, titled The Side Effect.
Deadline reports that Tyler will play Catherine Rigby, a woman who spends "several months alone in space as an experimental subject for a global pharmaceutical company and finds herself inexplicably pregnant." It won't be Tyler's first horror movie, having appeared in 2008's The Strangers, but she said she was drawn to the project because of West, calling the director "a super-talented exciting young filmmaker." Tyler called her role "a fantastic character within a great thriller."
A thriller? Don't worry, West explained that The Side Effect will stay in the horror genre. Somewhat. more on The Side Effect >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan