Hilton considers role in 'House of Wax'

HOLLYWOOD, March 11 (UPI) -- Hotel heiress and TV personality Paris Hilton is in final negotiations to act in the upcoming horror film remake, "House of Wax."

The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures movie will be produced by Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Susan Levin and helmed by commercial director Jaume Collet-Serra, The Hollywood reporter said Thursday.


Best-known for playing herself in the hit television reality series "The Simple Life" and the big-screen comedy "Zoolander," Hilton has been transitioning to dramatic material, the trade paper said.

She will next be seen in "Raising Helen," starring Kate Hudson and directed by Garry Marshall.

"House of Wax" is a remake of the 1953 classic "House of Wax 3-D," which starred Vincent Price and was directed by Andre De Toth and was about a mad professor who used wax-covered human bodies in his wax museum.

The new version, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, is about a group of friends who fall prey to demented killers with a penchant for encasing their victims in wax, The Hollywood Reporter said.


Scheduled for an October release, the film will shoot in May in Australia.

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