Struggling pop babe Samantha Mumba has landed a lead role in forthcoming horror film BOY EATS GIRL.

The Irish singer, 21, made her big screen debut in the 2002 remake of THE TIME MACHINE, then starred in Irish flop movie SPIN THE BOTTLE.

Mumba will be directed by THE TALE OF SWEETY BARRETT moviemaker STEPHEN BRADLEY in the $5 million (GBP2.7 million) zombie film.

The story centres on teenage lovers who declare their love for each other, the night the boy dies.

After his mother brings him back to life as a zombie, Dublin is soon overrun with the undead creatures.

The boy finds himself torn between saving his girlfriend - played by Mumba - or eating her.

13/05/2004 13:06