Actress Elisabeth Shue is officially confirmed to join Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D.

According to Moviehole, Shue will board this redo of Joe Dante's film, and here's what they had to say:

Shue is playing the role of Sherrif Julie Forester, a take-charge authority figure in the community of Lake Victoria - where the action/ankle-biting takes place. She's the mother of Jake (one of the central characters in the film - the shy teenager who gets to prove his worth when human-eating fish threaten his family and friends), Laura and Zane.

Piranha 3D will soon start production in Arizona. Dimension Films is planning a March 19, 2010 release.