9 January 2012 7:37 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Mischa Barton isn't afraid of the "Dark."

The former "O.C." star is set to get existentially romantic as she's signed on for the lead role in "I Will Follow You Into the Dark," according to Variety.

Barton will be playing a young woman (the "I" in the title, we're assuming) who's drawn out of a deep depression over the death of both her parents by an unexpected romance; when her new lover goes missing, she sets out to find him -- a journey that may take her beyond the "living" world. Leah Pipes ("Sorority Row"), Ryan Eggold ("90210") and Jaz Martin are also attached to star.

Hmm ... we hate to say it, but this kind of reminds us of Lindsay Lohan's brilliant train wreck of a movie, "I Know Who Killed Me," especially since it has another somewhat troubled young starlet in the lead role. Well, if the comparison ends up sticking, »

- Bryan Enk

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