Death Proof's Zoe Bell Secures First Action Film Lead Role!
If you saw Grindhouse than you'll immediately know who Zoe Bell is - she was the one with the New Zealand accent who rode on the hood of the car in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. Zoe is a stuntwoman-turned-actress who took us all by surprise in Death Proof and was a delight on-screen. She's just secured her first action film lead role in an untitled film being made by Marco Weber's Senator Entertainment (they've worked on Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Grudge, and Lords of Dogtown).
Zoe will play a US soldier adrift after returning home from a tour of duty in Iraq who decides to help a young girl in trouble. The project is based on an original idea from Marco Weber, who also will produce, and screenwriter Sarah Thorpe (Twisted). Zoe commented on taking on this project.
"This film is a big challenge for me, especially the American accent, which I have to work on," New Zealand native Bell said. "But one thing is certain: I will be doing all my own stunts on the film."
As for how much and what action exactly there will be, that is yet unknown. All I can say is I hope they know that by putting her in she's there more for the awesome stunts and action than she is for delivering a commanding performance, although maybe she can do both!
I'm sure there are others out there who will agree with me in saying that Zoe was one of the more charming and entertaining actresses in Death Proof and it's certainly incredible to see her career progressing. I can't wait to see what she does in this film as well as anything else she works with Tarantino on.