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December 04, 1988|Leonard Klady

Those twins of terror, David Cronenberg and Clive Barker, are going to make a film together--but it may not be what you think.

Next February, novelist Barker ("Hellraiser," "Weaveworld") will direct "Night Breed," an adaptation of his novel, "Cabal." Director Cronenberg ("The Fly," "Dead Ringers") will play evil psychiatrist Dr. Decker, who commits a series of grisly murders--but convinces an unstable patient that he did it!

"Barker told me that his casting inspiration was the result of seeing me interviewed on the BBC," Cronenberg explained about his first major acting gig. "He said I should just do the role the way I do interviews--in a clinical, matter-of-fact style."

Filming for Morgan Creek Productions will take place in Calgary and at London's Pinewood Studios. Producer Joe Roth is still casting the lead role of the duped patient.

"Friends have asked me if I think this will make me a better, more sympathetic director of actors," said Cronenberg. "I can only respond, absolutely not."

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