Date: 5th September 2005

Alba agrees to thriller

Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen are to star in a new psychological thriller, Awake.

Christensen will play a man who suffers "anaesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralysed, during surgery.

His young wife (Alba) must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them.

"This film will do to surgery what 'Jaws' did to swimming in the ocean," producer Joana Vicente told Variety.

Filming will begin in October with Joby Harold, who wrote the script, directing.

Source: Press Release