Lyonne rocks in ‘Detroit’

'Slum' star to join NL's Kiss-concert comedy

After successfully slumming it in Beverly Hills, hot young thesp Natasha Lyonne has inked to star in New Line Cinema’s coming-of-age comedy “Detroit Rock City.”

Lyonne, who is turning heads as the lead in Fox Searchlight’s specialized hit “The Slums of Beverly Hills,” will star as a disco-loving Italian girl in the 1978-set “Detroit.”

Film is about four teens who’ll stop at nothing to scam their way into a sold-out Kiss concert.

Pic begins shooting in mid-October, with “Mousehunt” and “Small Soldiers” scribe Adam Rifkin at the helm.

Band members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley will play themselves in the picture.

Simmons, Takoma Entertainment Group’s Barry Levine and Base 12 Prods.’ Kathleen Haase are producing.

The film is based on a spec script by Carl Dupre.

Lyonne, whose credits include Woody Allen’s “Everyone Says I Love You” and “Dennis the Menace,” just wrapped shooting on Universal Pictures’ “East Great Falls High.”

New Line VP production Brian Witten is overseeing the pic for New Line along with New Line Prods. president Michael De Luca.

Lyonne was repped by Innovative Artists’ Steven Levy and attorney Ira Schreck. Vice president of business and legal affairs Andrew Matthews negotiated for the studio.

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