First Look: Rose McGowan, Patrick John Flueger in 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (Photos)

9:25 AM PST 10/24/2011 by Rebecca Ford

Jacob Vargas, Damon Whitaker and Kirk Fox have also joined the film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story.

“True!—nervous—very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” opens Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Tell Tale Heart. The haunting tale of a man who murders an old man, and then hides his body under his floorboards only to be driven insane by the sound of his still-beating heart has been adapted into an upcoming film starring Patrick John Flueger, Rose McGowan and Peter Bogdanovich.

Flueger, most recently seen in Paramount’s Footloose, is playing the lead role, and joining him as the female lead is McGowan, known for her roles in Grindhouse, Scream, Jawbreaker, The Black Dahlia and Charmed. A tale of romance has been added to Poe’s dark story for the film adaptation. Bogdanovich (director of Paper Moon, The Last Picture Show) will play the one-eyed old man.

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Director John La Tier’s adaptation is currently filming in New Orleans. Also joining the cast is Jacob Vargas (Devil, Traffic, Jarhead), Damon Whitaker (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai), and Kirk Fox (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). The film is being produced by Daniel Zirilli through Popart Film Factory & Leverage Entertainment.

Flueger is represented by UTA & Nancy Kremer Management, McGowan by The Gersh Agency & MPE, Bogdanovich by Abrams Artists Agency & MPE, and Zirilli is managed by Zero Gravity.

View more exclusive first look photos below:

Above: Patrick John Flueger. Below: Patrick John Flueger and Rose McGowan.

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