Felicia Day can’t seem to make a misstep in her career. For the new Syfy original film retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” RED, Craig Engler (the SVP & GM of Digital elements for Syfy) even specifically wanted Day. He tweeted, “Especially glad the role with Felicia worked out as I, ahem, gently suggested we cast her.”
If you know Felicia Day, then it’s not the ginger color of her hair that makes you think she’d be a natural choice to take the lead in RED. It’s the loads of talent, the quirky charm, and the singing voice that would make American Idol judges weep.
Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red.
Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27.
Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies, is also developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other projects.
In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) 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. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen). Red is produced by Angela Mancuso and Vesuvius Productions in association with Chesler Perlmutter Productions.