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Selma Blair has signed on for the remake of John Carpenter's classic horror-thriller The Fog for Revolution Studios. Also joining the cast are DeRay Davis and Rade Serbedzija. Rupert Wainwright is directing the film, and the late Debra Hill, David Foster and Carpenter are the producers. Cooper Layne is writing from the screenplay by Hill and Carpenter for the original 1980 film. Fog is set in a Northern California town near where a ship sank about 100 years earlier under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. The ghosts of the deceased mariners return from their watery graves to seek revenge. Tom Welling and Maggie Grace also star. Blair is stepping into the role originally portrayed by Adrienne Barbeau, a DJ and owner of a lighthouse. Serbedzija plays Blake, who seeks revenge against the citizens of Antonio Bay. Blair's upcoming films include Pretty Persuasion and The Alibi. She will shoot Hellboy II after she completes Fog. She is repped by CAA and Brillstein-Grey. Davis appeared in Barbershop and Barbershop 2. He will soon recur in HBO's Entourage. He is repped by April Lim of Global Artists Agency and Power Entertainment. Serbedzija appeared in Mission: Impossible 2, Snatch and Eyes Wide Shut.

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