R Madhavan to star in Hollywood horror

Mumbai: R Madhavan is the latest Bollywood actor to join the Hollywood bandwagon with producer Simon West`s horror remake of 1968 film ‘Night of the Living Dead’.

The 3D reboot, directed by Zebediah De Soto, is a reimagining of George A Romero`s hit black-and-white movie. It revolves around a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City.

Madhavan, 43, will join actors like Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore, Tony Todd, Alona Tal, Sarah Habel and Bill Moseley.

"It`s a great introduction to American Cinema, working with Simon West and his team. He`s made and continues to make some of the most exciting and thrilling films out of Hollywood. I am honored to be working alongside him. I am also thrilled to be in this 3D re-imagining of the cult-classic `Night of The Living Dead`," Madhavan said a statement.

The film will be produced by Simon West Productions and The Graphic Film Company in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment.

"This movie represents a whole new way of visualizing the classic zombie genre. It has a fresh and exciting style that sets it apart from all other horror films seen up until now," said West, who has produced action hits ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, ‘Con Air’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’.