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Katie Holmes Joins Guillermo del Toro Project

This is kind of an odd combination: Katie Holmes will star in a thriller written by spooky creep-master Guillermo del Toro titled Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. The director is comic book artist Troy Nixey, whom Variety deems Del Toro's "protégé." Here's more:

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is based on a 1973 ABC telepic about a young girl who moves in with her father and his girlfriend and discovers they are sharing the house with devilish creatures.

Aside from her brief stint on Eli Stone last year and her role in the goofy 2008 comedy Mad Money, Katie Holmes hasn't done anything on the big or little screen since her 2005 roles in Thank You for Smoking and Batman Begins. She's in an upcoming movie opposite John C. Reilly and Kevin Kline titled The Extra Man, but that was about it — until now. Seems like Holmes is being particular about the roles she chooses, and I think she chose wisely with a project penned by Guillermo del Toro. What do you think about this news? Are you glad to see Katie Holmes taking more roles?


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