Evigan will take tiger by the tail


Briana Evigan has landed the lead role in Sobini Films' tiger-run-amok thriller "Burning Bright."

Evigan ("Step Up 2 the Streets") will play a woman who wakes in the midst of a hurricane to find a tiger roaming through her home. With her stepfather nowhere to be found, she is forced to drag her autistic young brother through the house in a desperate attempt at survival.

Carlos Brooks will direct for producers Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff of Sobini and David Higgins ("Hard Candy") of Launchpad Prods. Higgins also wrote the story for "Burning," which begins shooting July 14 in Florida.

Sobini Films has a first-look deal with Lionsgate.

Evigan next appears in the "Donnie Darko" sequel "S. Darko."

She is repped by Gersh. (partialdiff)