Keri Russell is Getting Supernatural for Scott Stewart's 'Dark Skies'
Since her popular television series "Felicity" went off the air, star Keri Russell has stuck mostly to acting in smaller, low budget independent films. Sure, she's appeared in a few bigger productions like Mission: Impossible 3 and Bedtime Stories, but she really made a name for herself all over again with her performance in 2007's Waitress. Now, Deadline reports that Russell is taking the lead in a genre that's all new to her: the supernatural thriller. She'll star in Dark Skies, a mysterious film from Paranormal Activity and Insidious producers Blumhouse Films and writer and director Scott Stewart. More below!
You may recognize Stewart's name as the director of religious action flicks like Priest and Legion, but his more impressive credits come from his visual effects background working on movies like The Lost World, Sin City, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. I'm not a big fan of Stewart's work, but Russell is one of those actresses that always puts a smile on people's faces, so it'll be interesting to see her in scream queen mode here. There aren't any details available on the story of Dark Skies, but this won't be the first time the always-cheery Russell has been involved in a project with dark tones. She's starred in two small thrillers before, Dead Man's Curve and Grimm Love, but this is the first time she's delving into the supernatural realm. Production starts this summer, so even though I'm not thrilled with the team behind this one, I'm interested to see how Russell handles acting in unfamiliar territory.