Aussie thesp is first of several female roles in ensemble thriller

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content has found the first of several leading ladies for its edgy thriller “Loft,” as Aussie actress Isabel Lucas is in negotiations to join the ensemble cast.

Patrick Wilson, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet are set to star in Erik Van Looy’s English-language remake of his own 2008 Belgian pic.

Indie follows five married friends who share a loft where each of them bring their mistresses. When the body of an unknown woman is found in the loft, they begin to suspect one another of murder.

Lucas will play “Sarah,” a naive young beauty who unexpectedly comes into the lives of the five friends.

“A Nightmare on Elm St.” scribe Wesley Strick is adapting Bart De Pauw’s original screenplay. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Paul Green, Matt DeRoss and Adam Shulman will produce along with original “Loft” producer Hilde DeLaere of Belgian banner Woestijnvis. Production is expected to begin later this spring.

Lucas, best known for her villainous turn in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” recently appeared in HBO’s miniseries “The Pacific.” Thesp will soon be seen playing the Greek goddess Athena in Relativity Media’s “Immortals,” and also co-stars in MGM’s “Red Dawn” remake alongside Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Lucas is set to be honored with the Female Star of Tomorrow award at tonight’s Young Hollywood Awards.

Lucas is repped by UTA and by Meissner Management in Australia.

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