Portia de Rossi joins cast of revived Cursed
Director Wes Craven's Cursed will be back up and running this week, with Portia de Rossi added to a cast that includes Christina Ricci, Skeet Ulrich, Omar Epps, Shannon Elizabeth, and Scott Foley. The former Ally McBeal actress, who now stars in the Fox series Arrested Development, will appear in the film's opening sequence, whose specifics are being kept under wraps. The Dimension Films project--from the Scream team of Craven and out screenwriter Kevin Williamson--was put on an extended hiatus during the summer so the filmmakers could plan for more special effects than originally anticipated and further develop the ending. A modern, hip twist on the classic werewolf tale, Cursed marks a reunion of sorts for De Rossi, Craven, and Williamson: One of the Australian actress's first U.S. roles was in Dimension's Scream 2.