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Cameron Diaz Scores Role in Horror Film

The news:
Cameron Diaz will be trying her hand at a thriller, The Box.

Why I'm excited:
The movie is written and directed by Richard Kelly, who also brought us the creepy cult classic Donnie Darko.

What's it about?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is based on a Richard Matheson short story about an unhappy couple who receive a box with a mysterious button; at the push of the button, they become wealthy — but they also kill someone they don't know.

I'm a little confused:
I can't say I've ever thought of Cameron Diaz as a horror actress; she just seems so perky and giddy and happy all the time.

Odd bit of trivia:
"Button Button," the story The Box will be based on, also was adapted into an episode of "The Twilight Zone" in the '80s.


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nurdburd13 nurdburd13 9 years
loved donnie darko, don't care for her. but i'll give it a chance bc i like thrillers & bc of richard kelly
christie christie 9 years
It could be good, as long as it's not in all the other horror movies that have been out lately.
Princess_of_the_Mist Princess_of_the_Mist 9 years
mmmmm, i dont know...i guess i'll have to wait and see.
meganekko meganekko 9 years
sounds okay
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
i can TOTALLY see her in that role. i'm excited. i ALWAYS watch the horror/suspense movies.
__nicci __nicci 9 years
thehabra thehabra 9 years
Ugh..Cammie was completely misscast in Gangs of New York.She was great in John Malcovich,though.I saw The Holiday yesterday, and I have never seen anyone overact more than her in that movie-the was awful.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Wow, this should be interesting... I've never seen her in a horror movie before! I liked Donnie Darko; A little disturbing, but good!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Cameron Diaz actually had done some dark, serious work such as John Malcovich, Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky and more so I do have faith on her acting chops on this movie. My only concern is who they would cast as a husband. That would be more interesting to hear about actually.
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
You must have missed Vanilla Sky, where Cammy was dark and disturbed and thoroughly convincing!
Janeiro Janeiro 9 years
I loved Donnie Darko...until the end. There's a DVD out there with the director's original ending, which I think is quite better than the previous one.
hotstuff22069 hotstuff22069 10 years
I love Donny Darko so I'm excited Richard Kelly is making another movie. Only downside...Cameron Diaz...not a big fan of hers.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 10 years
Well, good for her...
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I like horror movies so I might have to check the movie out.
blogsap blogsap 10 years
i HATED donnie darko
Autumn87 Autumn87 10 years
I just might have to check this movie out! Thanks Buzz for the info! :)
blogsap blogsap 10 years
i loved her in being john malkovich so I have faith.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Should be pretty interesting, I'm not the biggest fan of hers. But, I really love a good thriller/horror movie.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
Am I the only one out there who really didn't like Donnie Darko?
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