April 18, 2006

Zellweger takes ‘Case’ of thriller

By Tatiana Siegel

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Renee Zellweger has
signed to star in the horror thriller "Case 39," playing a
social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her
parents only to discover that things are not as they appear.

The project is set up at Paramount Pictures, which is
looking for a director. Zellweger recently dropped out of
another Paramount project, "The Eye," which was set up at Tom
Cruise's production company and has now been shelved.

"Case 39" is scheduled to begin shooting July 31 in

Zellweger has been absent from the horror scene since
1994's "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre," made before
she became a star. The actress, who won an Oscar for her
supporting role in 2003's "Cold Mountain," is filming the
Beatrix Potter biopic "Miss Potter."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter