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Last Updated: Friday, 19 March, 2004, 11:09 GMT
S Club singer lands Chucky role
Hannah Spearritt
Seed of Chucky will be Spearritt's second film since leaving S Club
Former S Club singer Hannah Spearritt is to star on the big screen with killer doll Chucky.

Filming for Seed Of Chucky began in Romania earlier this week, and she will play the personal assistant to the film's star Jennifer Tilly.

The film centres on Glen, the son of deadly dolls Chucky and Tiffany, who inadvertently brings them back to life.

Tilly plays herself in the film-within-a-film and provides the voice for the doll Tiffany.

This will be the fifth film featuring Chucky and his companions in the Child's Play movies, with the previous four films all doing well at the box office.

Spearritt, who left British pop group S Club when they split last year, made her Hollywood debut in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London opposite Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz.

Halloween opening

It opened in the US last weekend and will reach the UK on 26 March.

She told the BBC: "I get killed and go up in flames - but I get stabbed in the back first."

She added that she was not keen to return to her singing career if the acting did not work out.

Chucky 'runs amok'

"I'll probably bake cakes if it all goes horribly wrong but I don't think I'll ever go back to singing. I'm really excited to see how the acting will go," she said.

Film-makers Focus International hope Seed of Chucky, which picks up the story after Bride of Chucky, will open in cinemas in time for Halloween.

Chucky creator Don Mancini will make his directorial debut on the picture.

Focus co-presidents David Linde and James Schamus said in a joint statement: "Having already achieved worldwide success and garnered millions of fans as part of S Club 7, Hannah is making the transition to acting with great charm and spark.

"Hannah will be the lone beacon of sanity as Chucky and his family - and the equally creepy Hollywood phonies - run amok."

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