Jennifer Lynch's 'Snake' has two tongues

Horror-thriller will be shot in Hindi and English

NEW DELHI -- Jennifer Lynch is going Bollywood, signing on to direct horror-thriller "Nagin -- The Snake Woman," which will be shot simultaneously in Hindi and English, producers said Thursday.

"Nagin," toplined by Indian star Mallika Sherawat, tackles the ancient Eastern myth of the snake woman who can take on various forms.

The film is being produced by Mumbai-based music label and film production banner Venus Records and Tapes along with Bollywood director-producer Govind Menon's banner Split Image and producer Vikram Singh. Venus will handle India and worldwide distribution.

Lynch's most recent film was "Surveillance," starring Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond, which premiered at Cannes in May.

Visual effects for "Nagin" -- Hindi for female cobra -- will be handled by Precinct 13's Robert Kurtzman, director of "Wishmaster" and "The Rage," among others.

Sherawat's international credits include 2003 Jackie Chan starrer "The Myth" and the upcoming "The Aquarian Gospel" by director Drew Heriot.

"Nagin" also will star actor Irrfan Khan, who was recently seen in Mira Nair's "The Namesake" and "A Mighty Heart" with Angelina Jolie.

The film begins shooting in India in August. No budget was announced.