Teen Web networking thriller in the works

Feb. 12, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dimension Films says it is developing an untitled thriller based on an original idea from U.S. actress Sara Rue and her producing partner Robert Green.

Rue, who starred on the TV sit-com "Less Than Perfect," and Green will produce the film, while T.S. Faull is to write the script.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Co., the studio that owns Dimension.

While the specifics of the storyline are being kept under close wraps, the movie is a high school thriller in the vein of "Ten Little Indians" that involves a teen social networking site.

"Online social networking is a widespread phenomenon that interests me greatly," Weinstein said in a statement. "Combining it with a suspense thriller is a new and fresh way to explore this new trend."

"Social networking is alluring, but one always takes a risk when engaging on these sites," added Faull. "Online identities can be deceptive and the script will center on a social networking situation with truly dangerous consequences. I look forward to working with Dimension and the producers on bringing this story and its teen characters to life on the big screen."

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