Keke Palmer To Topline Drew Barrymore-Produced Horror Feature Film. Eve Will Co-Star

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 25, 2013 7:38 PM
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On the heels of the release of the first trailer for VH1's TLC biopic, which she stars in, Keke Palmer has signed up to star in a Drew Barrymore-produced horror feature film, titled Animal, which follows a group of friends stranded in unfamiliar territory, who find themselves being hunted by a blood-thirsty predator. Locked inside a cabin, where they hope to fend off the predator, they start to turn on each other, as secrets are revealed; but they eventually realized that they have to band together to survive the night's ordeal, as the body count rises.

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Joining Palmer in the film will be Eve (yes, Eve, the rapper/actor), Amaury NolascoParker YoungJoey Lauren AdamsElizabeth GilliesPaul IaconoThorsten Kaye and Jeremy Sumpter, rounding out the supporting cast.

Brett Simmons is directing from a script penned by Thommy Hutson and Catherine Trillo

Animal will receive a limited release in theaters in 2014, before heading to Chiller, the horror cable TV network.

Barrymore is an executive producer alongside Nancy Juvonen, and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith and Hutson.

Ms Palmer manages to stay quite busy, whether in starring or supporting roles. We last saw her in Lifetime's Abducted: The Carlina White Story. Up next, she plays Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in VH1's Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story. She also recently joined the ensemble cast of an upcoming new DIRECTV drama series from Neil Labute, titled Full Circle, described as a modern day La Ronde meets My Dinner with Andre.

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4 Comments

  • Josh | November 15, 2013 10:31 AMReply

    I hope her character is not the first to die. You know black people in horror films always die first

  • Donella | July 28, 2013 3:55 PMReply

    Good move by Keke. Drew Barrymore is pretty reliable in delivering good product and horror is a reliable genre.

  • Sterling Cooper | July 26, 2013 1:09 PMReply

    Loved Keke on "Showtime at the Apollo" with the Sandman! You go, girl! My favorite episode was when Special K came out and did the Jerry Lewis to "Bust A Move."

  • Peggy | July 26, 2013 11:26 AMReply

    This is "The Conjuring" effect. These types of movies always make their money back. Mixed casts help too. Not too black so it does well in Europe, black enough to do well in the urban cities in the US. The only question is whether it should get an R or PG-13 rating.

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