The boys over at Moviehole.net confirmed tonight that Elisabeth Sue will in fact be starring in Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D, Dimension Films’ remake of Joe Dante’s classic from 1978. “Shue is playing the role of Sherrif Julie Forester, a take-charge authority figure in the community of Lake Victoria – where the action/ankle-biting takes place,” the site reports. “She’s the mother of Jake (one of the central characters in the film – the shy teenager who gets to prove his worth when human-eating fish threaten his family and friends), Laura and Zane.” Shue started her career as the sexy “girl next door” in classic 80′s films such as The Karate Kid, Back to the Future 2 and Adventures in Babysitting — and now I get to see her in 3-D. Sweet.
Elisabeth Shue in The Karate Kid:
Elisabeth Shue dancing in Adventures in Babysitting: