Felicia Day to star in Syfy’s fairy tale flick ‘Red’

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television

Felicia DayEarlier this year we learned Syfy was looking to classic dark fairy tales for inspiration for its next batch of Saturday night movies. (They recently kicked off this trend with Beauty and the Beast.)

Today SCI FI Wire, the network’s official news service, reported that geek goddess Felicia Day, she of The Guild and the Dollhouse series finale, as well as the Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, will be one of Syfy’s leading ladies in 2011.

In Red, Day will play a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood who falls in love with a nascent werewolf. I’m sure she’ll have something to say about the project in May when she comes to Phoenix Comicon.

You can read the full announcement after the jump.

NEW SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE RED TO STAR FELICIA DAY (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE GUILD, DR. HORRIBLE’S) IN RE-IMAGINING OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOODNew York, NY – March 8, 2010 – Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red.

Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27.

Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies, is also developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other projects.

In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fianc√© home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen). Red is produced by Angela Mancuso and Vesuvius Productions in association with Chesler Perlmutter Productions.

In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicia is most widely known for her work in web video. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, which was voted the Best Web TV of 2008 by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

Currently she stars in the web series The Guild, which she created, writes and stars in. The Guild was the winner of the YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW Best Web Series Awards for 2008. The series has generated more than 50 million views web-wide. Day also has a hugely popular Twitter following, reaching more than 1.7 million fans.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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