Dimension Films has confirmed that Jessica Szohr - best known for her role on Gossip Girl - has joined (previously announced) cast members Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott and Dina Meyer in the upcoming film Piranha 3D.
The upcoming remake of the 1978 cult classic terror flick is directed by The Hills Have Eyes remake director Alexandre Aja.
Like the original, the movie centers on a lakeside town being terrorized by prehistoric man-eating razor-toothed fish. This time around, however, the movie will be in 3D.
Elisabeth Shue stars as the local sheriff, Ving Rhames as one of her deputies and Adam Scott as a Navy diver sent in to help rescue the town. Szohr has signed on to play Kelly, a hot young townie caught up in the excitement of co-eds who have descended upon the area for spring break.
Richard Dreyfuss will also be featured in a nod to his work in-what else?-Jaws.
Piranha 3D begins shooting later this month in Lake Havasu, Ariz. The release date is March 19, 2010.
Piranha 3D was released August 20th, 2010 and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Eli Roth, Jerry O'Connell, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr. The film is directed by Alexandre Aja.