Tracey Gold, the child actor who starred on Growing Pains in the 80s and then fought a public battle with anorexia to become a spokesperson for treating the disease, and starred in many TV movies, will join the cast of Arachnoquake, an upcoming Syfy Saturday original movie scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2012.
She is joining a cast that includes Bug Hall (The Little Rascals), Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day).
In Arachnoquake, massive earthquakes unleash giant albino spiders. Freed from their ancient subterranean prison, the spiders go on a murderous rampage through New Orleans.
Currently in production in Louisiana, the movie is a production of Active Entertainment. Arachnoquake is directed by Griff Furst, who also directed Swamp Shark, one of the highest-rated Syfy Saturday Original Movies of 2011.