High Tension Actress For Eastwood Supernatural Film

Belgian actress Cecile de France, best known to SFX readers as one of the stars of 2003 cult French slasher movie Haute Tension (above), has been cast as the female lead in Hereafter, a supernatural thriller to be directed by Clint Eastwood.

She will play a French journalist who has suffered a near death experience in a tale of
three people who are touched by death in different ways. Matt Damon is the male lead.

Principal photography, which began last month, will take place in Paris, London, Hawaii and San Francisco. Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy and Robert Lorenz are producing, with Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Peter Morgan and Tim Moore as exec producers. The film is due for release in December 2010.