In what can only be described as twistedly brilliant casting, adult film performer-turned-mainstream actress Sasha Grey
has attached to the upcoming horror film "Hallows
," playing the role of Eve, a Bible-wielding teen who takes a Jonas brother-style "purity pledge," refusing to have sex before marriage. "We toyed with offering Sasha another--sexier--role in the film," says Writer/Producer/Director Richard O'Sullivan
. "But she fell in love with the idea of playing against type, portraying the exact opposite of what the public perceives her to be." The twenty-two-year-old Grey, who won rave reviews last year for her lead performance in "The Girlfriend Experience
" (directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh
" and "Ocean's Eleven
" fame), first gained show biz noteriety as a porn star, then as a fashion model for American Apparel.
She has quickly earned a reputation as "the thinking man's sex symbol." "It's not what you would expect from Sasha," says Producer John Edmonds Kozma