Cameron Diaz has signed on to star in “Donnie Darko” helmer Richard Kelly’s next feature – the $30 million thriller “The Box” reports the trades.
Based on Richard Matheson’s “Button Button” short story, Diaz plays a young woman in 1976 who is given a mysterious box by a stranger. She’s told that certain things will happen depending on which buttons she presses.
The box makes her instantly wealthy, but little does she realize that opening the box also kills someone she does not know.
Kelly says “My hope is to make a film that is incredibly suspenseful and broadly commercial, while still retaining my artistic sensibility.” The film is aiming for a PG-13 rating and begins production in the Fall.