Josh Lucas Is A Tell-Tale

Thriller based on Edgar Allen Poe story

Josh Lucas Is A Tell-Tale

by Tom Ambrose |
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Ever since Hollywood’s twin punt on him, in the shape of Stealth and Poseidon, resulted in a double tanking at the box office, leading man roles in big movies have been few and far between for Josh Lucas.

Which is a shame, as he’s a very good actor (albeit one possibly better suited to playing villains than heroes), and in our view deserves another shot at having his name above the title.

Well, it seems that Ridley and Tony Scott agree with Empire, for today they cast Lucas in the lead role of Tell-Tale, the psychological thriller that they’re producing through their Scott Free Productions banner.

Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic story, The Tell-Tale Heart, this modern update – directed by Michael Cuesta – will see Lucas play a single father who receives a new heart via a transplant. But the heart has a troubled past, and Lucas embarks on a frantic search for the killer of the original donor… before he’s killed as well!

Ooh, spooky. And Lucas is good at playing frantic and sweaty, so he should be a good fit for the role – maybe this can be a return to the big-time for him (his most recent acting job was on low-budget indie, Death In Love, with The OC’s Adam Brody). Stay tuned for further casting.

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