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.
"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.