Rea and Suvari shoot windshield-death drama

Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea are retelling the gruesome real-life story of a woman who left a homeless man stuck in the windshield of her car after a hit and run accident in a new movie.

In 'Stuck', Rea plays a character based on Gregory Biggs, who was left to die a painful death in the garage of Texas woman Chante Jawan Mallard, while helplessly lodged in her car's windscreen.

Mallard, who was believed to have been driving while intoxicated by drugs and alcohol at the time of the 2001 incident, was later convicted and sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment for her role in Biggs' death.

The gruesome death, which was also a storyline for a 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' episode, is now being played out by Rea and Suvari, and the actress admits the role was among her most difficult.

She says: "It was awkward in a lot of ways. Stephen was tired of being stuck in a windshield and it was intense because it wasn't cosy. We were filming in New Brunswick, and it was freezing.

"Also the real man, he passed away. His name was Gregory Biggs, he was 37 years old. I didn't want to be seen to be having too much of a grand old time because I didn't want to disrespect anyone. It was a tough shoot."

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