Rachel Nichols is Joining Justin Long in 'The Ten O'Clock People'
Actress Rachel Nichols is very familiar with both horror (The Amityville Horror) and the horrible (P2 comes to mind), and after a brief stint in action movies like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Conan the Barbarian, it looks like she's stepping back into the scream queen realm. THR reports that Nichols is in negotiations to join Justin Long in the adaptation of Stephen King's short story The Ten O'Clock People. Directed by original Fright Night helmer Tom Holland, the story follows a man who tries to give up smoking and suddenly has the ability to see that some people are actually inhuman monsters. More below!
Nichols will play a member of the titular group who take their name from the smoke breaks they used to take at 10:00am every morning. Thanks to a strange chemical imbalance in their bodies due to quitting, Nichols, Long, and the other members of the group are the only ones who can see the truth: that many high ranking officials in the government are monsters. I've said it before and I'll say it again: this project reminds me a lot of Carpenter's They Live, but I'm hoping that this project, under Holland's direction, will turn out a lot better than a movie famous for one of the worst (or best?) fight scenes ever. Nichols hasn't had the best luck choosing films, so we'll see if her luck is about to change.