Repo! Producer: “Paris Sang It Better Than All Of [Actresses]”

The hateful media have received the news, and they are now reporting it, finally.

After spending most of the year living a soap opera, Paris Hilton will be part of a real opera this fall.Hilton has joined Alexa Vega and Paul Sorvino in the cast of “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” a full-blown musical thriller co-financed by “Saw” makers Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate.

Darren Lynn Bousman, director of three “Saw” films, including the fourth entry, which opens Oct. 26, has spent several years working on the movie version of an opera hatched with screenwriter-composers Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. Dan Heffner and Twisted’s Carl Mazzocone, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are producing.

Hilton will sing in a futuristic thriller framed around musical numbers that range from opera to rock. The setting is 2056, when a plague nearly destroys the human race and survival is dependent upon being able to finance a pricey organ transplant.

Hilton plays a daughter of the organ transplant magnate (Sorvino) who is the villain of the piece.

“This movie has become my life,” said Bousman. “I have auditioned at least 30 actresses for this role — Paris came in and owned it.  She is this role.

We saw many actresses for the role, and Paris sang it better than all of them,” added Mazzocone.

Singing gig won’t be Hilton’s first, as she released the self-titled album “Paris” last year. Aside from her long run in reality show “The Simple Life,” Hilton has acted in films such as “House of Wax” and “Raising Helen.” “Repo!” is her first film job since her brief jail stint, and since she’s agentless, her deal was negotiated by Paris Hilton Entertainment’s Jason Moore, who manages her.

Posted: July 29th, 2007
Comments: 10


From: kevin
Time: July 29, 2007, 9:46 pm

So is she playing “Heather Sweet” or whatever?

From: admin
Time: July 29, 2007, 9:51 pm


From: kevin
Time: July 29, 2007, 9:52 pm

Ugh, this movie is going to get in the way of her music. I reallly want her album 🙁

And this part is bad for her, I mean playing a evil slut?

From: admin
Time: July 29, 2007, 9:56 pm

I think that’s a bit too harsh. Paris knows her limits, so I hope it will be a decent role.

From: Sabrinia
Time: July 29, 2007, 9:58 pm

I loved this article and how they complimented her saying she sang it better than all those other actresses who auditioned. That made me so happy!
I am so excited about this movie and I’m so happy she got cast in it. I think it could REALLY prove to people that Paris really can sing and is a VERY talented singer especially since it’s an Opera. You HAVE to be talented in order to sing an Opera.

From: admin
Time: July 29, 2007, 10:01 pm

Sabrinia, it’s not 100% opera music. I would love to see Paris sing an opera, but I think she will be singing different music. And I totally agree with you.

Everything I’ve heard about this movie is simply amazing. I love gory movies. The soundtrack is said to be incredible and catchy, but it will be a mix of everything.

From: kevin
Time: July 29, 2007, 10:25 pm

After re-reading all the interviews and articles it sounds a little scary. Making Saws look like a Disney movie? I was cringing during Saw the whole time!!

Also I don’t think she’s going to sing Opera, more of rock. I’m thinking like Screwed? I don’t know, I’ve never heard the original Repo soundtrack. Maybe someone should find it and listen to the songs Heather Sweet sings.

From: Trevor
Time: July 29, 2007, 11:40 pm

I doubt the songs will be anything like “Screwed”, Kevin. Haha. It’s a musical, not a pop album. 😛

Anyway, I am extremely excited for this.

From: thewaymouth
Time: July 30, 2007, 9:20 am

It’s great to see Paris getting such high praise for her acting AND singing. Not that I need convincing of either.

However, most people reading this story will not give her any credit. They will say it is useless hype. Only if the movie is successful, maybe possibly only then will Paris receive begrudging acknowledgment from some corners.

Remember what Scott Storch said about Paris. In an interview with The LA Times in 2005, Storch offered similar kudos: “She’s actually got quite a musical ability. Her rhythm is better than a lot of people I’ve recorded in the past.”

When asked to whom he was referring, he would not say yes but he would not say no, if he meant none other than Christina Aguillera. (BTW, I quite liked Xtina’s Storch-produced album, Stripped. But PARIS is beyond compare.)

Nonetheless most everyone scoffed when he said it. Then continued to guffaw when she released “Stars Are Blind” as her first single. She dropped the ball on promoting the album. Promised to tour then did not. The album did not kill so most everyone refused to give it a listen. They just killed it.

Storch was not pleased. “They came to Scott Storch,” he said to Rolling Stone, “and I gave ’em some hot shit, and they smacked me in my face and disrespected me. The record label has destroyed the introduction stage of Paris’ project. [The first single they chose] is a safe, contemporary pop record. My stuff is more daring, and I feel like it would’ve been something to open people’s eyes.”

He was right. Luckily he remains on Team Hilton. May they get what they deserve next time. A hit. & respect.

From: admin
Time: July 30, 2007, 9:24 am

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, thewaymouth. I’m happy you saw and read that article! It was never reported by bloggers or news sites.

And Scott was 100% right!