Seed of Chucky: According to Fangoria, Focus Features has just announced that Hannah Spearritt, former singer in the British pop group S Club 7, has joined the cast of Don Mancini’s Seed of Chucky.

The actress, currently on view as Frankie Muniz’s love interest in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, plays Joan, a young woman trying to break into the movie business by working as a personal assistant to actress Jennifer Tilly (playing herself). But for Joan, Hollywood becomes more cutthroat than usual when Tilly gets involved in a movie about the murderous exploits of living dolls Chucky and Tiffany, and the real things come to call.

In a joint statement, Focus’ David Linde and James Schamus say, "In the clever and outrageous new scenario that Don has cooked up, Hannah will be the lone beacon of sanity as Chucky and his family—and the equally creepy Hollywood phonies—run amok." Spearritt joins Tilly (who also voices Tiffany), Brad Dourif as Chucky, Billy Boyd as their peaceable offspring Glen and hip-hop star Redman as a rapper-turned-filmmaker in SEED, which is currently rolling in Romania.

Brian B.