With early career roles in films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2, Sarah Michelle Gellar established herself as a ’90s “scream queen,” and she of course also became an icon of genre entertainment thanks to her starring role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Gellar is next headed back to the thriller arena with “Sometimes I Lie,“ Deadline reports.
Gellar, who of course also starred in the American remake of The Grudge, will both star in and executive produce the small screen psychological thriller, a limited series adaptation of former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel. Oscar-nominated writer Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will be writing the adaptation.
Gellar will star as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak or open her eyes.
“She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. The timeline alternates between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago.”
Ellen DeGeneres will executive produce through A Very Good Production.