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Lionsgate’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D, which picks up
where the original 1974 film left off, has added some new cast members, and not
only does it have a Leatherface, but there will be featured cameos by several
actors from Tobe Hooper’s original as well.
TAKERS’ John Luessenhop is directing THE TEXAS
CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D, which commences production this week at Millennium
Studios in Shreveport Louisiana. Here are the plot and casting details from the
Lionsgate press release:
As previously announced, Alexandra Daddario has been cast in
the lead female role of Heather Miller, with Bill Moseley, who played Chop-Top
in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, essaying Drayton Sawyer, standing in for Jim
Siedow, who played the part before his passing in 2003. Original Leatherface
Gunnar Hansen is set to appear in a cameo, with Marilyn Burns, the first TCM’s
lead actress, playing the role of Verna Carson. Reprising his role as the grandfather,
John Dugan also makes his first series appearance since Hooper’s original. And
playing Leatherface will be Dan Yeager. Luessenhop describes the 6-foot-6 actor
as having “huge farm boy arms, a brooding brow. He’s quiet, circumspect and
immediately struck a menacing chord with me. After five minutes, I could no longer
think of anyone else for the role.”
The story centers around Heather, as she makes a trip to
small-town Texas to collect her inheritance, unaware that her inheritance
includes a live item—her cousin, the notorious serial killer Leatherface.
Rounding out the cast of friends visiting the inherited house are Tania
Raymonde playing the role of Heather’s best friend Nikki, with R&B singer
Trey Songz making his film debut as Heather’s boyfriend Ryan and Keram
Malicki-Sanchez as Ryan’s friend. Shaun Sipos plays Darryl, a hitchhiker along
for the ride who knows more than he lets on.
An all-new cast of law enforcement and government
professionals take on Leatherface in this chapter of the saga: Thom Barry plays
Sheriff Hooper, with Paul Rae in the role of town mayor Burt Hartman. Scott
Eastwood will portray deputy Carl Hartman, a young officer who is battling a
“powerful attraction” to Heather while hunting Leatherface. And character actor
Richard Riehle will play the Sawyers' family attorney Farnsworth.
So, what do you think of the cast? And who the heck is Dan
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