'Jaws' for a new generation? 'Piranha 3-D' grabs another Hollywood star

We are so marking March 19, 2010 on our calendar.

Flesh-eating fish with teeth that can strip a man right down to the bone?

Goofy 3-D glasses?

Does the movie experience get any cheesier, er, better than that?

Jerry O'Connell

has reportedly been added to the surprisingly growing list of stars signed up for "Piranha 3-D," a remake of the 1978 cult classic terror flick about a lakeside town terrorized by prehistoric razor-teeth fish during spring break.

Already lined up for the

Alexandre Aja

directed film:

Elisabeth Shue

as the local sheriff,

Ving Rhames

as one of her deputies and

Adam Scott

as a Navy diver sent in to help rescue the town.

Jessica Szohr

- Vanessa on "Gossip Girl" - and

Richard Dreyfuss

are also in it.

(Szohr landed the role of Kelly, a hot young townie. What a stretch.)


Mark Canton

recently told MTV that "we realized that with the advent of 3-D that we thought we could make the ultimate 'Jaws' for this generation.”

Ah, that explains Dreyfuss.

Filming starts next week in Lake Havasu, Arizona with a March 19, 2010 release planned.

So look out.

They're here. They're hungry.

Watch the trailer for the original flick here.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star