Four New Actors Join Gregg Araki's Sexy Indie 'Kaboom'
by Ethan Anderton
October 6, 2009
Teens and sex are usually a winning combination whether it's raunchy comedy or steamy romance. Whether it's American Pie or Cruel Intentions (is it obvious I'm perpetually stuck in the late 90's?), teens and sex will bring in the young crowds. Hopefully this trend will apply to the upcoming indie Kaboom, a story about "the sexual awakening of a group of college students." THR reports that actors Roxane Mesquida (in her American feature debut), Thomas Dekker (of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Kelly Lynch (of Showtime's "The L Word") and Rooney Mara (Tanner Hall) will be joining the sexy indie.
Most of these new members are young, and certainly rising stars. Dekker and Mara will both be appearing in the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Mesquida is a successful French actress looking to crossover to American cinema. Shooting for Kaboom is currently underway with writer and director Gregg Araki (Smiley Face, Mysterious Skin) at the helm. This looks like it will be an indie to keep an eye on in the future, especially on the festival circuit. Araki is a good director, but I think its the cast he's lined up for this that will really shine the most. We'll be on the lookout for any more updates about Kaboom as they arrive.