Of the two main actresses in My Summer of Love, I was more impressed by Nathalie Press. But it was Emily Blunt who garnered more notice, and it was Blunt who co-starred in a major release like The Devil Wears Prada, and it is Blunt who is now the bigger star. The whole situation reminds me of Heavenly Creatures; the performance I favored in that film was Melanie Lynskey's, yet it was Kate Winslet who rose to stardom. Anyway, like Lynskey, Press has not gone away. Unlike Lynskey, though, Price is continuing to get significant roles in smaller films rather than small roles in more mainstream films. Her latest announced part is the lead in a psychological thriller titled Knife Edge.

Knife Edge was co-written and is being directed by Anthony Hickox, who last gave us the direct-to-video Steven Seagal vehicle Submerged. Considering that the average rating for his films on the IMDb is about 4.5, Knife Edge probably won't be very good. However, it does co-star Oscar nominee Joan Plowright and Hugh Bonneville, both of whom are a far cry from Hickox's usual actor type (Dolph Lundgren, Julian Sands, Armand Assante), and it is being produced by the makers of Mira Nair's Vanity Fair,so maybe this could be the first step in the right direction for the filmmaker.

The plot of Knife Edge is about a Wall Street trader (Press) who moves to the British countryside with her young son. While there, the woman experiences nightmarish visions and involvement with her family lawyer (Bonneville). Although this movie may not do much for Price's career, she should still be remembered well for My Summer of Love and last year's Red Road. She will also soon be appearing in Telepathy, alongside Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson, and in Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching. Unfortunately, she seems to have been dropped from the Brontë sisters movie and I highly, highly doubt -- much to the disappointment of one of our commenters -- that she would ever be cast in the Barbarella remake.

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