During a recent interview, Judy Greer talked about how director M. Night Shyamalan got super top secret on the set of his next horror film, The Village. Read on for the scoop that makes you wonder- maybe the film will be better than the trailer looks. The Village, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Judy Greer, opens July 30.
“Judy Greer, who co-stars in director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming supernatural thriller film The Village, told SCI FI Wire that the film’s biggest secrets were kept even from the actors who portray the movie’s besieged settlers. “A lot of stuff that we were sworn to secrecy about was shot after everyone pretty much left … Pennsylvania,” Greer said in an interview. “We got to read a draft of [the complete script], but things change a lot.”
The Village, from the director of The Sixth Sense, tells the story of a group of settlers who leave society to start their own utopia, but become threatened by creatures living in the surrounding woods. “My character’s name is Katie Walker, and I play William Hurt’s daughter and the sister to Bryce Howard,” Greer said. “I’m the first child, basically, born of the village, so my character is kind of like the incarnation of what they were going for when they moved out of civilization.”
Greer is currently on view playing Jennifer Garner’s best friend, Lucy, in the fantasy comedy 13 Going on 30. Meanwhile, Touchstone Pictures, which is releasing The Village, has posted the full trailer for the movie, which premiered during ABC’s airing of The Sixth Sense on April 26. On May 3, during an airing of Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, the director will host the unveiling of several minutes of scenes from The Village, as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.”