Director John Luessenhop (Takers) has slowly been assembling the cast for his upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel/reboot, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
Earlier this month, Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) was cast in the female lead role of Heather, who travels to a small town in Texas to collect her inheritance, only to find out that it includes a live item — her cousin, the notorious serial killer Leatherface. A week later, Tania Raymonde (Lost) joined Daddario as Heather's sarcastic best friend, and potential Leatherface fodder, Nikki.
Rather than allows the casting announcements to trickle out, Lionsgate had announced the rest of the cast for the movie, which will include some new, as well as some old, faces. who else has been cast? >> Posted 07.20.11 by Ryan
Danielle Harris is getting some help fighting off the zombie hordes in writer-director Zebediah De Soto's "re-imagining" of George Romero's horror classic Night of the Living Dead, titled Night of the Living Dead: Origins.
THR reports that Bill Moseley (1990's Night of the Living Dead), Joe Pilato (Romero's Day of the Dead), Alona Tal (Supernatural), Jesse Corti (Heroes) and Cornell Womack (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) will join the previously cast Harris to do voice work on the CGI-animated movie. Moseley will play Johnny, Harris' brother, while Pilato and Tal will play the voice of the Coopers, the couple who argue to stay in the basement in Romero's original. Corti will play a no-nonsense New York cop and Womack a news reporter.
Moseley and Pilato's ties to Romero are no coincidence, and De Soto calls the casting "a nod to Romero fans. Horror is a genre and zombie movies are a subgenre that people have been following for years and years." However, De Soto has plans to make his Night of the Living Dead different from the original.
I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it's expressionism. It's going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the Empire of the Sun of zombie films. I lived through the L.A. riots and saw the city on fire; I remember seeing people running, people getting pulled out of cars. And with 9/11, these images have been ingrained on people of my generation. I just thought that is the way it would really be, a lot of chaos.
Mos Def has also been rumored as another addition to the cast, but no confirmation has been made. Posted 12.05.09 by Ryan