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Svetlana Khochenkova has been cast as the star of the upcoming horror film Lady of Csejte.
The Russian actress, who recently starred in The Wolverine and also was in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has been cast alongside Les Miserables' Isabelle Allen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is being produced by Steven Schneider in conjunction with Glacier Films, which is also financing the movie. Hayden Christenesen and Wendy Rhoards are on board to executive produce, while Tove Christensen, Vladimir Poliakov, Georgy Malkov, Gevond Andreasyan and Sarik Andreasyan will produce.
Lady of Csejte will be director Andrei Konst's feature film debut.
Production on the film is scheduled to begin this week and will shoot in Transylvania, reports Deadline.
The horror film will focus on Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary, nicknamed the "Blood Countess," who lived during the 16th century. Bathory is often viewed as one of the most prolific female serial killers ever.
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