Two join horror film 'Dead of Night'

Taye Diggs, Anita Briem to co-star opposite Brandon Routh

Taye Diggs and Anita Briem have joined the cast of the Hyde Park-Platinum Studios horror film, "Dead of Night," currently filming in New Orleans. Stunt coordinator Eric Norris ("Righteous Kill") has also come on board to handle the stunt choreography.

The actors join Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") and Sam Huntington ("Fanboys") in the supernatural thriller being directed by Kevin Munroe ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"). Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly ("Sahara") penned the "Men in Black"-style vampire-werewolf-zombie film, which they adapted from the bestselling 1986 Italian comic series, "Dylan Dog."

Diggs will play Vargas, the head of a vampire family, and Briem is Elizabeth, one of Dylan Dog's (Routh's) potential romantic conquests.

Platinum's Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Hyde Park's Ashok Amritraj are producing the $20-million indie along with Gilbert Adler ("Valkyrie"); co-financer Omnilab Media Group ("The Messenger") is presenting the film.

Diggs, repped by ICM and A Management Company, stars on ABC's "Private Practice." He has appeared in the films "Rent," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "Chicago."

Briem, repped by UTA and Untitled, appears on the Showtime drama "The Tudors" and co-starred in the film, "Journey to the Center to the Earth."

Norris has performed stunts in movies such as "Angels & Demons," "Rush Hour 3" and ""War of the Worlds," and he was stunt coordinator on "Tekken," "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" and "I Love You Philip Morris."
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