Mad Money certainly didn't do anything for Katie Holmes' career, and proved to be a supremely crappy follow-up to Thank You For Smoking. However, she may just have found a gig to thrust her back into the cinematic spotlight. Variety reports that Holmes will star in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- the thriller written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, which Troy Nixey (a del Toro protege) will direct.

Remember the project? It's the remake of the 1973 ABC television movie that got cooking last summer. The telepic followed a young girl who moves in with her father and new girlfriend. Rather than having to deal with the frights of new mommies, the girl faces creepy, napkin-stealing monsters -- classic '70s chills.

Now the obvious question is: What will this do for Ms. Holmes? Nolan's Batman didn't help at all, and in fact hurt when Maggie Gyllenhaal ruled the role, but facing devilish creatures is a lot different than being a woman of Gotham law. Does Katie have what it takes to face del Toro's demons? Or, do you think it will follow in her tradition of Disturbing Behavior and Teaching Mrs. Tingle? I'm hoping for the former. I've been waiting a while to see the magic of Libbets Casey come back to the big screen.