Russell happy to return to acting

Keri Russell. (Ivan Nikolov/WENN.COM)

Keri Russell. (Ivan Nikolov/WENN.COM)

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:14 PM ET

Think the creepy thriller, Dark Skies, doesn't seem like a typical project for Keri Russell?

She's just as surprised as you are.

"It's not a genre I've really sought out in my career, or have even really followed that much," says Russell, 36, who's best-known for her work in TV's Felicity.

"But I read the script and instantly went, 'That'll work!' To me, it was the story of a family drama first, done with taste and restraint and more suggestion than anything else. It's kind of fun, isn't it?"

Big fun. Dark Skies is a terrific thriller about children in peril and strange events in the midst of ordinary suburban life.

Russell and Josh Hamilton play the parents of a mildly rebellious teen (Canada's Dakota Goyo) and a younger son who appears to have made contact with ... something. J.K. Simmons is also in the cast, always a good sign.

 


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