Christian Slater to star in horror thriller Playback
After a hiatus from the big screen, Christian Slater is set to star in upcoming horror Playback…
Poor old Christian Slater. After a promising early career as a young heartthrob in the 80s, starring in the excellent The Name Of The Rose (1986) and Heathers (1989), followed by 90s lead roles such as True Romance and John Woo's affably mad Broken Arrow, Slater's career began to stutter somewhat with the damp squib of a thriller Hard Rain and the aptly named Very Bad Things (it was even worse than the title suggested).
Having retreated into television in recent years, most notably in NBC's My Own Worst Enemy in 2008, Slater is set to return to the big screen in the independent horror thriller Playback, according to Variety, and will appear as "a sinister cop who is pivotal in exposing a small town's deepest, darkest secret."
The film is currently in its second week of shooting, and is helmed by Michael Nickles, director of 2009 comedy Just Peck, and whose extensive acting CV includes the role of Jim Morrison's ghost in Wayne's World 2.
While hardly a high profile picture, it certainly can't be a worse choice of film to star in than 2004's Churchill: The Hollywood Years, described as a "barefaced insult" by The Times, only managing to make a woeful £146,326 at the box office, and which doesn't appear to have been released at all in the US.