Felicia Day to star as Syfy's werewolf-hunting Red. Genius.

Felicia-DayImage Credit: Tina Gill/PR PhotosWe’re slightly excitable when it comes to Syfy movies: Mansquito, HellhoundsDinoshark... But the idea of an actress we trust to be in on the joke (yet take it seriously) starring in one? Legitimately thrilling. Felicia Day has signed on topline Red. She’ll play a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood who, according to the press release, “brings her fiancé 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.” The film will premiere on Syfy in 2011.

This is a brilliant move: It gets Day, who’s fronted three seasons of her hit web series The Guild, on the small screen in a leading role — and only the people who will “get it” will seek it out, so she’s not shooting herself in the foot for future roles. (Not that I believe she’d actually like to work with someone who wouldn’t see the fun in her starring in a Syfy movie.) For the network, she brings a built-in fanbase that wants to see her play smart, funny, and sexy and that will appreciate that Joss Whedon isn’t the only one who thinks she kicks a little ass.

We hope her contract covers a sequel.

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Comments (12 total) Add your comment
  • Nick

    This is boss! Felicia Day is hot and talented and I’m glad she’s fronting a series.

  • K8

    Because it Felicia Day, I am soo excited for this!!

  • Dee

    but when is Season 4 of The Guild???

  • Sara

    Syfy movies are my guilty pleasure…so glad to have her in one!!

  • Tajah

    Hmm…maybe this could become a TV series for her?

    • Tajah

      *crosses fingers*

  • Josie

    So psyched for this.

  • elena

    Felicia Day is one of the people I will watch in anything. She has forever immunity because she did Dr. Horrible. And this kinda sounds good, even though it’s a so-awful-it’s-awesome SciFi/SyFy movie.

  • WhiteRabbit

    Bad @$$! I SO can not wait to watch this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Daniel

    Everybody and their grandma knows who Kristin Stewart is, and yet I’ve met maybe 1 person who knows who Felicia Day is. I hate pop-culture so much…

    Anyway, totally psyched to see this :D

  • DJ Jarak

    The more and more good press this upcoming movie gets, the more and more upset I get that Syfy never mentioned that it wasn’t their idea. I pitched this to them last year. Thanks for nothing, you jerks.

  • K Lane

    this movie was weak. weak story and weak acting which was so sad because it could have been a thing of beauty.

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