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Morrissey lands n-ice pick of a role alongside Stone



Story by: Jack Foley

BRITISH actor David Morrissey has emerged as the unlikely male lead in Basic Instinct 2, playing a police psychologist alongside Sharon Stone's Catherine Trammell.

News of the casting emerged on January 7, 2005, and surprised many film fans given the notoriety surrounding the project.

However, Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction will be set in London and although no major plot points have been revealed as yet, there are many pundits predicting a less than thrilling cinema-going experience.

Basic Instinct was a fairly good thriller which made a name for Stone, following the notorious police interrogation scene, and which furthered the career of Michael Douglas.

But it has taken so long to get the sequel underway that many now believe it's a case of too little, too late.

Stone, certainly, needs a sizeable hit to boost her status, given recent flops such as Cold Creek Manor and Catwoman.

It makes the casting of Morrissey all the more surprising, given that he remains little known to the massive US market.

Morrissey did star alongside Nicolas Cage in Captain Corelli's Mandolin and will be well-known to television viewers as the star of the BBC’s musical drama, Blackpool.

He also seems intent on making it in Hollywood, and has lined up supporting roles in Derailed, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen, and Stephen Woolley’s Brian Jones biopic.

It remains to be seen, however, whether Basic Instinct 2 will give him a suitable platform for a shot at well-deserved leading man status.

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