Actress-model Sophie Simmons will star in the upcoming horror film “Dark Roads ’79,” TheWrap has learned.
Chase Smith (“Realm of Souls”) will direct the suspenseful indie about a rock star who trades his soul for fame and fortune. Eddie George (“American Dream Builders”), Lance Paul (“Buried Cain”) and Bill Moseley (“The Devil’s Rejects”) will co-star in the film, co-written by Smith and Richard Krevolin.
Best known for starring on A&E’s “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,” Sophie plays a woman named Stacy who travels to a remote cabin in the Appalachian Mountains with aging rock band Dark Roads. All hell breaks loose after it’s discovered that the band’s lead singer (Paul) sold his soul.
“As a long time fan of southern rock and the turbulent life on the road, the idea of marrying that kind of drama into suspense horror was too delicious to pass up,” Smith told TheWrap in a statement.
Smith, Paul and Edward Boss are producing “Dark Roads ’79” for Spirit World Films, with Jason Anderson and Michael Colvin executive producing.
Simmons, daughter of iconic Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, appeared on “Family Jewels” for seven seasons and later co-starred opposite her mother Shannon Tweed on W Network’s short-lived unscripted series “Shannon & Sophie.” She also recently appeared as a contestant on Fox’s competitive singing series “X Factor” and is currently in production on the film “Urban Myths.”
CAA, The Characters Talent Agency and Stone Village Management represent her.