Wes Craven’s once labeled ‘cursed’ movie- Cursed- is finally making its way to theaters October 1st from Dimension films. Being plagued with problems and re-shooting a bunch of the film, it appears that finally things are looking up for this teen-Werewolf flick. Read on to see what Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) had to say about being added to the cast, next to Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth and Brooke Allen.
“Smallville co-star Michael Rosenbaum told SCI FI Wire that he recently completed work on Wes Craven’s upcoming werewolf thriller Cursed. The actor said that he was not part of the original shoot, but joined the ensemble cast when Craven re-shot the problem-plagued film. “I’m one of the newcomers,” Rosenbaum said in an interview. “I play this character who is infatuated with Christina Ricci.”
Rosenbaum revealed that Craven contacted him through his manager. “My manager sent me a letter from Wes,” he said. “It just said, ‘Michael, I enjoy your work. I hope you’ll be interested in playing this role.’ And I said, ‘I’ll do it.’ My manager said, ‘Would you like to read the script?’ I said, ‘No. Wes Craven just asked me to do a role. I’m going to do it.’ It was great. He’s great.”
Craven, the actor said, enjoyed his many impressions of famous actors so much that he wanted to hear them at surprising times. “Everyone always asks me to do Chris Walken and John Malkovich impressions, and I like doing them, because I’m a ham,” Rosenbaum added. “That’s all there is to it. But we were doing a serious scene, and I’m looking at Christina Ricci, and I’m very intense. I say, ‘Come on, we need to get out of here.’ And Wes goes, ‘Now do it as Christopher Walken doing the role.’ So I go [in spot-on Walken voice], ‘Come on, we need to get out of here.’ Everybody started laughing. It was fun. It keeps the set light.” Cursed will be unleashed on Oct. 1.”