‘Heroes’ Get ‘Hostel’

Director, actor and writer Kevin Smith

After muscling up the roster with the additions of Kristen Bell and Kevin Smith, NBC has tapped Eli Roth, the writer and director of Hostel, to pen an episode of the six-episode, mid-season Heroes spin-off, Origins. Roth will also direct his script.

Roth will not be the only new face as Superman Returns scribe Michael Dougherty will write another of the episodes.

The additions mark a busy offseason that has seen many a big name coup for Heroes.

This past summer at Comic-Con, Kevin Smith revealed he would write and direct the first episode of Origins. A little less than a month later it was announced that Kristen Bell would be joining the cast for 13 episodes. Since that time, rumors have surfaced that Bell might stay on the series full-time.

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