Thesp gets tour of duty on ‘Turistas’

George joins Duhamel's thriller

This article was updated on May 4, 2005.

“The Amityville Horror” star Melissa George will join Josh Duhamel in the suspense thriller “Turistas” for 2929 Prods. and Stone Village Pictures.

Directed by John Stockwell, story centers on a group of young adventure travelers who must cope with the aftermath of a bus accident that maroons them in a remote Brazilian beach town. Pic is scheduled to begin principal photography in Brazil on May 25.

Producers are Scott Steindorff, Bo Zenga, Butan and Stockwell. Rick Dallago, 2929’s Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban are executive producers. Co-producers are Scott LaStaiti, Dylan Russell, Andrew Molasky and Kent Kubena. Foreign distribution is handled by 2929 Intl.

George’s credits include “Derailed,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Down With Love” as well as the television show “Alias.”

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