[Cross-posted from blog.bioethics.net]:
It came to our attention this week that not only is there a film in development called Repo! The Genetic Opera (apparently based on the stage show of the same name), but that Paris Hilton will play a starring role. Here's how Variety describes Ms. Hilton's part and the storyline:
Hilton will sing in a futuristic thriller framed around musical numbers that range from opera to rock. The setting is 2056, when a plague nearly destroys the human race and survival is dependent upon being able to finance a pricey organ transplant.
Hilton plays a daughter of the organ transplant magnate ([Paul] Sorvino) who is the villain of the piece.
"This movie has become my life," said [Darren Lynn] Bousman. "I have auditioned at least 30 actresses for this role -- Paris came in and owned it. She is this role."
If the idea of Paris Hilton singing about organ transplants doesn't get you lining up at the multiplex, you should know that Repo! the film will be directed by the guy behind a few of the Saw horror films, of which a critic for USA Today commented, "Whether we're talking this go-round, the original or the second sequel the finale seems to promise, I'd rather try standing drunk on a see-saw (though maybe not over dirty syringes) than see Saw."