Newcomer thesp Shannon Elizabeth, building on the momentum of two recent indie feature acting gigs, has landed a role in Universal’s “East Great Falls High,” an ensemble comedy about sex-obsessed teenagers.
Elizabeth will portray a Czech foreign exchange student. She joins previously cast players Mena Suvari, Tara Reid, Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Klein and Allison Hedagax. Pic follows the antics of four teenage boys who vow to lose their virginity before their school prom — or die in the attempt.
Chris and Paul Weitz are directing “Great Falls” from a script by Adam Hertz. Lensing is slated to start July 28. Warren Zide, Craig Perry and Chris Moore are producing.
The “Great Falls” role is Elizabeth’s third feature in eight months. She starred opposite Sean Astin in the romantic comedy “Dish Dogs” and with Kentaro Seagal in the drama “Seamless.”
Elizabeth’s deal was brokered by her manager Steven Fenton of Fenton Entertainment and her agent Sue Wohl of Gold/Marshak/Leidtke Agency.