07/21/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Movie Bows for a 'Survivor' and the Rock "Survivor" star Colleen Haskell is the first cast member of that show to land a role in a feature film. Variety reports that the Miami University student, one of the last to leave the island on the hit CBS summer show, will play the love interest of Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") in the upcoming comedy "Animal." Shooting begins Oct. 17, says the trade paper, which describes the story as being about a fellow (Schneider) who takes on the characteristics of the animals from which he receives organ transplants. In other casting news, Universal has signed World Wrestling Federation champ The Rock, whose real name is Dwayne Johnson, to an impressive $5.5 million deal, reports the Associated Press. He'll play the action hero in "The Scorpion King," which is based on the small role he plays in the upcoming sequel to "The Mummy." In a PEOPLE.com chat last July, the Rock said of the sci-fi film, "I'll be playing dual roles . . . where The Rock finally meets his match -- and his match is The Rock."