The first trailer has dropped for Gone, Heitor Dhalia‘s thriller about a young woman named Jill (Amanda Seyfried) who comes home to find that her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham) has mysteriously vanished. Jill is sure Molly’s been kidnapped by the same serial killer Jill escaped from two years prior, but the police aren’t convinced — so Jill takes matters into her own hands to rescue her sister.

It’s a standard-issue thriller premise, and there’s not much about the trailer that really sets Gone apart from dozens of similar movies. (The utterly forgettable, SEO-unfriendly title doesn’t help matters, either.) Still, there’s always the possibility it’ll wind up a satisfying if not especially imaginative take on the genre, and Seyfried usually makes for a compelling lead. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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In a casting break from a week or so back we announced quite a few names for The Baytown Disco, which has Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria starring in a story of ” three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for when agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly abusive father.”

Daniel Cudmore and Travis Fimmel were just cast as two of those brothers; the previously cast Clayne Crawford will be the third. Andrew Barugher has also been added, but we don’t know for what role. Barry Battles co-write the script with Griffin Hood, and he’ll direct the film in Lousiana starting next week. [THR]

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A lot of films are gathering momentum at the European Film Market, which has only just (formally) begun today, after a couple hectic days of pre-sales. One notable new film is Gone, which now has Summit on board to distribute and Amanda Seyfried set to star.

Heitor Dhalia will shoot the film in April based on an Allison Burnett script that follows ” a young woman named Jill (Seyfried) who returns home from her night shift to find her sister’s bed empty. She’s convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.” The tagline ‘Taken for girls!’ comes to mind, but I dont mean to be reductive. A solid action thriller with a strong female lead would be great to see. [THR]

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