Marilyn Manson and his 22-year-old fiancée, actress Evan Rachel Wood, will star in an upcoming horror-slasher movie called Splatter Sisters, which is the epitome of art imitating life: last year, Manson — who had yet to reconcile with his on-again, off-again girlfriend — told SPIN.com, “I have fantasies every day about smashing [Wood’s] skull in with a sledgehammer.”
Now that’s quality casting.
According to Variety, Splatter Sisters — described as a “sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher-road-movie circa 1989” — will be produced by Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and film vet Edward R. Pressman (American Psycho, Bad Lieutenant). Adam Bhala Lough, the man behind the 2008 Lil Wayne documentary The Carter, will direct.
“This is a role Marilyn Manson was born to play, and with Evan Rachel Wood bringing dramatic gravity to the ensemble, I have no doubt this will take the horror genre to a new level,” Green said at the Cannes International Film Festival, where Splatter Sisters was announced.
Added Pressman: “Lough’s unique talent and energy will make Splatter Sisters a very special and markedly commercial film. I’ve always been attracted to smart movies about killers made by directors with a real vision.”
No word yet on a release date, but Variety reports that Splatter Sisters is the first film a new franchise.
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