Berkley and Evigan join 2nd 'Darko'


Elizabeth Berkley and Briana Evigan have boarded "S. Darko" (aka "Samantha D"), the sequel to "Donnie Darko" being directed by Chris Fisher. Ash R. Shah is producing.

Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl") and Justin Chatwin ("The Chumscrubber") also are in the movie, which stars Daveigh Chase, reprising her role from the original cult classic.

The story, set seven years after the first film, follows Donnie Darko's sister, Samantha, who, in dealing with her broken family, flees town with her best friend (Evigan) when they are plagued by bizarre visions.

Production has begun in Utah.

Berkley is playing a speed freak-turned-Jesus freak whose sentiments about ridding the world of its exponential sin are rivaled only by her infatuation with her dreamy pastor.

Evigan, repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment, starred in "Step Up 2 the Streets" and appears on NBC's summer series "Fear Itself."

Berkley, of "Showgirls" and "Saved by the Bell" fame, recently wrapped a stint on "CSI: Miami" and completed filming "The Butlers in Love," directed by David Arquette. She is repped by Innovative Artists and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment. (partialdiff)