Sasha Grey heading to 'Smash Cut'

Porn star playing actress in indie pic

TORONTO -- Porn star Sasha Grey, the 2008 Adult Video Network female performer of the year and star of more than 80 porn films, is set to star in the Canadian low-budget horror film "Smash Cut," from Ottawa-based Zed Filmworks.

Grey will play a TV news personality who goes undercover as an actress in a horror film to discover the killer of her older sister, a stripper.

"Smash Cut" director Lee Demarbre insists his indie movie has no nudity or sex, and Grey will remain fully-clothed throughout.

"The only penetration is by knives and axes," he said of the Canadian slasher pic, to be shopped next week in Cannes by Pierre David Prods.

Grey will co-star with B-movie legends David Hess ("Last House on the Left"), Michael Berryman ("The Hills Have Eyes"), Ray Sager ("The Wizard of Gore") and director-turned-actor Herschell Gordon Lewis ("Blood Feast," "2000 Maniacs").

Demarbre and "Smash Cut" producer Rob Menzies hope to release the film on the festival circuit ahead of a theatrical run next year.