Beverly Hills, California – 4 June 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UniversalTalent International Pictures (“UTIP”), the Beverly Hills, California movie studio announced today the signing of actress/producer JULIANNE MICHELLE to play the lead role of pop singer Alexandra Copeland in its upcoming co-production with Cinematik of “The Fifth Victim”, with a script by Jacob Reynolds and Thomas Rotenberg and being directed in Hollywood by COREY GRANT.
Born in New Jersey, Julianne makes her home in New York City and has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of eight, was nominated three times for “Best Actress” in feature films and TV, and won the award for “The House is Burning”, directed by Holger Ernst and produced by legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows including “Roseanne”, “Phenom” and Tony Danza’s “Who’s the Boss?”.
She has also been featured in director Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, and more recently played the lead in horror feature “Apartment 1303 3D” (2012), and the thriller “Awakened” (2013) with John Savage (pictured), which Ms. Michelle also produced as well as composing and recording music for the film’s soundtrack.
“I am truly delighted to welcome Julianne as our lead actress in “The Fifth Victim,” stated UniversalTalent International Pictures CEO Gary Brant. “Julianne brings an eerie and unsettling quality in her acting style as first seen in “Apartment 1303 3D”, which decidedly was an influence in our casting decision,” continued Brant, “The horror genre has a rich history of powerful female leads, including Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968) and Jamie Lee Curtis in John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978). I think Julianne has the quality to bring it and make “The Fifth Victim” a standout”.
Julianne Michelle added, “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of “The Fifth Victim” and look forward to working with such a talented team”.