Katt Shea Interview

Nancy Drew is a lucrative literary franchise, so naturally Hollywood would consider it for a film franchise. The latest incarnation of Nancy Drew came from a surprising source. Well, it’s not so surprising that Ellen Degeneres wanted to produce a Nancy Drew movie under her Very Good Pictures banner, but Katt Shea, director of ‘80s and ‘90s thrillers like Stripped to Kill and Poison Ivy, directed Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, her first movie in 18 years.

It star Sophia Lillis plays Nancy Drew in this modern adaptation of The Hidden Staircase. Nancy still solves the case of Flora (Linda Lavin)’s haunted house, but an updated prologue shows Nancy give a cyber bully a taste of his own medicine with a locker room prank.

Shea spoke with /Film by phone about her career going from acting in ‘80s action, horror and sex comedy B movies to directing, including some spoilers for Stripped to Kill and Poison Ivy. After a boutique theatrical release exclusively with AMC Theaters, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is now available on digital and comes to Blu-ray and DVD April 2.

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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Trailer

Nancy Drew is back, and she’s skateboarding. Radical! It breakout Sophia Lillis takes on the role of the famous teen detective for Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, a film that will either launch a franchise if its a hit, or disappear into oblivion if its a flop. We’ve been here once before, with the 2007 Nancy Drew movie starring Emma Roberts. This new take is playing up a potentially supernatural aspect, while keeping things light and fun. Watch the Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase trailer below.

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Nancy Drew movie

Our favorite teen girl detective is coming to the big screen again. Production has started on Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and with that comes our exciting first look at It breakout star Sophia Lillis‘s debut as the feminist mystery-solving icon. Will she be rocking the headband? Will she explain why someone from this generation is still named “Nancy”? Read on to find out!

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Nancy Drew movie

16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie called Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, based on the second book in the popular series of mystery novels.
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