George's role is action 'dynamite'
Published 03/06/2010 | 16:27
Melissa George loves being thrown in at the deep end in new action thriller A Lonely Place To Die.
The former Home And Away actress - who has gone on to star in horror movie 30 Days Of Night and is known in the US for TV roles in Grey's Anatomy and In Treatment - is filming the movie on location in Scotland and plays one of a group of climbers who discover an eight-year-old buried alive in the mountains.
Melissa said: "This is a roll that I haven't had the opportunity to play before, its not very often you see a female playing the action hero - its dynamite!"
Eragon's Ed Speleers, RocknRolla's Karel Roden, Unbreakable's Eamonn Walker and Harry Brown's Sean Harris also star in the film directed by Rise Of The Footsoldier's Julian Gilbey.
The group find the girl terrified, de-hydrated and unable to speak a word of English, and discover she is the victim of an elaborate kidnapping plot. The climbers set out to rescue her with horrifying repercussions.
Julian said: "Our cast have been outstanding and have adapted brilliantly to this incredible rough terrain. The weather has also been good... so far."
The film will be shooting in and around the village of Dingwall, north of Inverness, until the end of June and the movie is expected to be released early next year.