Kate Bosworth is about to become a very busy woman - starring in two films and producing another.
She's already signed on the untitled blackjack drama, previously known as 21, for Columbia Pictures; the actress is also in negotiations to star in the indie supernatural thriller, After.Life for Constellation Entertainment. Bosworth is heading into the producing world by picking up the film rights to the Catherine Hanrahan novel, Lost Girls and Love Hotels.
On the casino-based film, she joins Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne and Jim Sturgess in a story revolving around a team of brilliant math students at MIT organized by an unscrupulous professor (Spacey) who become crack card counters at blackjack tables in Las Vegas. They rake in millions until the operation comes crashing down; The Hollywood Reporter adds Bosworth will play an unsuspecting geek who joins the team. The film begins shooting in March in Las Vegas and Boston.
After.Life centers on a young woman (Bosworth) in a transitional state between life and death who fights to avoid being buried alive by the funeral director who holds her fate in his hands. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo wrote the script and is directing the film, which is scheduled to begin production this year.
On Lost Girls and Love Hotels, Kate plans to star in and produce the adaptation of the novel that centers on a woman doing everything in her power to forget her past. She works in Tokyo as an English specialist at an Air-Pro Stewardess Training Institute by day while losing herself in a sex-and drug-addled oblivion by night. Bosworth is looking for a screenwriter to adapt the book.