Though it was cool to hear her get work in The Expendables when the casting news hit last year, it was a bummer to see Buffy and Angel star Charisma Carpenter go from Wonder Woman rumors to some beefcake's girlfriend. But it looks like things might be looking up for the actress, who found fame with Joss Whedon and then piqued libidos as Kendall Casablancas in Veronica Mars. After playing a horror novelist who relocates to the UK and finds real horror in this year's British B movie Psychosis, Carpenter has nabbed the starring role in a new indie thriller called Crash Site.
The Hollywood Reporter posts that Carpenter and Ty Olsson (Defying Gravity, 2012) will venture into the Vancouver greenery for Crash Site. The pair will play a couple who set off for a vacation in the woods, only to have their Jeep crash. They must "fight their way back to civilization through injuries, creepy critters, and wild animals." Dun, dun, dun. I don't know... After the horrors faced in Anti-Christ, a little wildlife hardly seems daunting. Maybe the injuries are epic in nature, a la 127 Hours, and then wolves, bears, and other nature baddies, descend. Then again, some of the best thrills are born out of simplicity.
It looks like Carpenter, who's found mainly TV work stateside, is jumping on a plane and heading elsewhere to diversify her resume and land starring gigs. With Wonder Woman a dream long-dead, is there a role she'd be prime to play on her home turf? Which direction should Charisma head next?