Rose McGowan has signed to play the tragic B-movie staple Susan Cabot in the indie drama, Black Oasis.

Written and directed by Stephan Elliot, the film is based on a Premiere magazine article by John H. Richardson, notes Variety; it's the story of Cabot's rise on the B-circuit and her death at the hands of son Timothy, who bludgeoned her with a weightlifting bar when she was 59.

Shooting on Black Oasis will begin this fall.