Karin Dreijer Andersson has not only recorded a new track for ‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest movie, a big-screen adaptation of Brothers Grimm fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, she’s also starring in it alongside Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas and Shiloh Fernandez. Julie Christie plays the unfortunate grandmother.
UPDATE: From the Fever Ray website: “To clarify some incorrect information that has been circulating on the web: there won’t in fact be a cameo performance from Karin Dreijer Andersson / Fever Ray in the film, and Karin co-wrote the song with her Fever Ray band members – Christoffer Berg, Van Rivers, The Subliminal Kid & Liliana Zavala – with no involvement from any other party.”
Hardwicke told the L.A. Times recently that Karin appears in the flick “wearing a harvest mask with a corn husk face” while performing the new song, which she co-wrote with film composer Brian Reitzell, adding “Of course it all goes to hell soon enough but it’s fun for a while.”
In a pleasing visual twist, the song is performed in the movie with instruments inspired by the sixteenth-century Hieronymus Bosch triptych, ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights‘.
Listen to a clip of the new song in the very ‘Twilight’-alike trailer below. ‘Red Riding Hood’ hits cinemas from March 2011.