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Jane Levy has fought the undead in “Evil Dead” and, far worse, dealt with life in the suburbs in “Suburgatory,” but now the young actress faces one of her biggest obstacles to date: musical theater.

The young starlet plays, well, a young starlet in her new movie “Bang Bang Baby,” one who wants to escape her small town and become a star. It’s a classic story… at least until the human mutations come into play. I’m sorry, Jane, can you describe it better for us?

“It’s like a sci-fi musical melodrama set in the 1960s,” Levy explained when MTV News caught up with the actress at TIFF – adding that her character imagines being swept away by an Elvis-inspired singer. “She’s bananas, you find out.”

She also has to sing, something Levy was scared of and excited for at the same time.

“I did one song, we recorded it live on set, and it’s used in the movie… the rest I recorded in the studio,” Levy said. “That was a fun experience but really scary.”

Since the movie takes place in the 60s, it’s done in the style of old movies, with Levy telling us they even shot old-school, “on treadmills with a projection on the background,” which made her and her costar Justin Chatwin feel at once awestruck and a little terrified.

“Sometimes Justin Chatwin and I would look at each other and think ‘Do we need to get the hell out of here right now, what are we doing here?’” Levy joked. “But it was so new and out of our comfort zone, in the best way. It was really, really, really fun.”

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On September 8th, Jane attended the Bang Bang Baby Premiere in Toronto. I have added some pictures to the gallery



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Here are some pictures of Jane at the TIFF Photocall for “Bang Bang Baby” today :



Finding the rising star at a film festival can be a fun challenge for journalists. Every year, there are a few names that come out of fests like Sundance and TIFF with more household status than when they went in. This year’s fest circuit has already propelled Adam Driver beyond even the “Star Wars” casting news—he has three movies at this year’s TIFF and just won an acting award at Venice for “Hungry Hearts.” He’s clearly on the rise. But who’s the actress on an upward trajectory? Who may you not know now but will shortly?

After destroying at SXSW in last year’s “Evil Dead,” Jane Levy comes to Toronto for the first time, giving another stellar performance in the totally bizarre and future cult hit “Bang Bang Baby,” a sci-fi musical period piece that premieres tonight. Think “Hairspray” meets “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and you’ll be close. It’s a straight-up musical about a small-town girl hoping to break free from her drab life and start a singing career when a leak at the chemical plant, well, gets in the way. Co-starring Peter Stormare and Justin Chatwin, the film is courtesy of Canadian director Jeffrey St. Jules, and marks one of this year’s more unique TIFF offerings, to say the least.

Levy is one of those rare actresses who seems to challenge herself with each role, jumping from teen comedy to horror to musical, and so on. She’s poised, beautiful and smart. I walked into my interview thinking I was speaking to a rising star, and walked out thinking she already was one.

Let’s talk about range. Take “Fun Size,” “Evil Dead,” “About Alex,” and “Bang Bang Baby”—they have almost nothing in common but you. Is diversity in genre something that’s important to you and intentional on your part?

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Bang Bang Baby, the new period genre musical from Jeffrey St. Jules premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a mash-up of teen melodrama, drive-in romance and B-movie sci-fi of the 1950s. The visual effects include green screens, rear projection and a highly stylized art direction.

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