Lucy Hale to Star Alongside Michael Pena in 'Fantasy Island'
The upcoming "Fantasy Island" movie has added another cast member.
"Truth or Dare" star Lucy Hale boarded the project, Variety reports. She joins a cast that already includes Michael Pena and Jimmy O. Yang, according to Deadline. Pena is set to play the titular island's overseer, Mr. Roarke, while Hale is set to portray a guest who arrives there.
The film is based on the 1997-1985 TV series of the same name. The story centers on Fantasy Island, a place where people can go live out their fantasy, albeit with the possibility that they won't go as imagined. In that way, it's somewhat similar to HBO's "Westworld," but it differs in that later seasons of "Fantasy Island" had supernatural elements.
Pena's character, Mr. Roarke, was played by Ricardo Montalban in the series. We don't know, however, if Hale's character has a TV counterpart. So far, her name hasn't been announced.
Having joined "Fantasy Island," Hale will again work with "Truth or Dare" director Jeff Wadlow. He is co-writing the script with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, both of whom as worked on "Truth or Dare."