Amanda Seyfried To Star in ‘Gone’

The ‘Letters to Juliet’ and ‘Dear John’ star joins the cast of the thriller

Last Updated: February 9, 2011 @ 1:54 PM

"Gone' has found Amanda Seyfried.

The "Letters to Juliet" and "Dear John" actress will star in the Summit Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment thriller "Gone," the companies announced Wednesday.

“Amanda has had a remarkable career in such a short time and she is the perfect actress to play the smart and fearless heroine in 'Gone,'" Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg said in a written statement. "She has proven to be an extraordinary talent and we’re excited to be working with her.

The film will be directed by Heitor Dhalia from a script by Allison Burnett. Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing alongside Sidney Kimmel. Chris Salvaterra and Dan Abrams will also produce. Summit has acquired U.S. distribution rights and Lakeshore and Sierra / Affinity are handling sales of worldwide rights to the film which begin at the 2011 European Film Market in Berlin. Principal photography is set to begin in April.

The movie is about a woman played by Seyfried who returns home from working the night shift to find her sister's bed empty. She becomes convinced that the serial killer who kidnapped her two years earlier has returned to finish the job. When police do not believe her, she takes matters into her own hands.

Seyfried appears in the upcoming "Red Riding Hood," directed by Catherine Hardwicke and in "Now," directed by Andrew Niccol.

Seyfried is represented by Innovative Artists as well as Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. Dhalia is represented by Rich Cook at William Morris Endeavor. Burnett is represented by Devra Lieb of The Gersh Agency.