Keke Palmer to Star in Drew Barrymore’s ‘Animal’


Keke Palmer’s star continues to rise in 2013. Just one day after the release of VH1’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool trailer, Hollywood Reporter announces that the child turned adult actress will star in Animal, a horror flick set for release later this year.

Produced by Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films, the horror flick is currently in production in Connecticut and will have a limited release in theaters before debuting on the Chiller channel and On-Demand in 2014.

Keke Palmer (Joyful Noise) will topline the original feature, currently in production in Manchester, Conn. Animal follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a blood-thirsty predator. Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group puts their differences aside and fights for survival,” says an official press release.

“Eve (Barbershop), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Parker Young (Enlisted), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious), Paul Iacono (The Hard Times of R.J. Berger), Thorsten Kaye (Smash) and Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) have also joined the cast.”

Congrats to Keke!

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