Haas taking time 'Out' for Montford pic


Lukas Haas has joined the cast of "While She Was Out," a real-time thriller starring Kim Basinger. Producer Susan Montford is making her directorial debut on the picture and wrote the screenplay.

Haas will play the leader of a gang of kids who terrorize Basinger in the woods after she witnesses a murder.

Rounding out the gang are Jamie Starr ("Stomp the Yard"), Leonard Wu (the CW's "Veronica Mars") and Luis Chavez ("Ocean's Thirteen").

The indie film is being produced by Kirk Shaw of Insight Film Studios, Don Murphy of Angry Films and Mary Aloe of Proud Mary Entertainment. Guillermo del Toro is executive producing.

Haas, repped by UTA and Untitled and attorney P.J. Shapiro, most recently appeared in "Alpha Dog" and has "Gardener of Eden," directed by Kevin Connolly, in the can.