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Sunday 24 May 2015

Ben Stiller to direct horror film?

Ben Stiller is apparently considering directing a horror film
Ben Stiller is apparently considering directing a horror film

Ben Stiller could be getting back into the director's seat for period horror film The Mountain.

The Zoolander star, who last directed 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder, is said to be considering the thriller, described as being in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and based on characters from an Edith Wharton novel about a young girl's sexual awakening, reported Deadline.

Helen Childress' script, following the outline of Edith's novel Summer - about a young impoverished woman whose life changes after she is given a brooch as a present - has already been picked up by 20th Century Fox.

It would be a change of direction for Ben, who is better known for his comedic roles in family-friendly movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Meet The Fockers and Starsky & Hutch.

Ben - who next stars in comedy caper Tower Heist alongside Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy - is set to star and direct The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and is up for the lead role in the movie remake of Rentaghost.

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