An Update On The New ‘Leatherface’ Film

September 3, 2015

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Millennium Films has announced the cast of the upcoming horror film ‘Leatherface’, a prequel to ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.In the film teenager Jackson / Leatherface escapes a mental hospital along with three other inmates. During the breakout they kidnap a young nurse and take her on road trip from Hell. During their run for freedom they are pursued by a Texas Ranger, who is just as crazy as they are. The Texas Ranger is Hell bent on getting revenge. 

‘EastEnders’ star Sam Strike will be playing Jackson (who grows up to become Leatherface).

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‘The Conjuring’ actress Lili Taylor, has been cast in the role of ‘Verna’ Sawyer. Verna is the mother of the cannibalistic Sawyer family.   lili2


The prequel will focus on Leatherface’s teenage years and will lead up to the the age that we saw him at in ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, when the movie was released in 1974 (played by Gunner Hansen) .


Stephen Dorff, who has stared in a wide range of films that includes ‘Blade’ (1998), ‘Immortals’ (2011) and 2003’s creepy psychological thriller ‘Cold Creek Manor’. Dorff will be playing the role of Texas Ranger, Hal Hartman, who is driven by the need for revenge.



Nicole Andrews, who stared in ‘We Bought a Zoo’. She also starred in 2013’s ‘Homefront’. Andrews has been cast in as ‘Tammy’.


Vanessa Grasse, Julian Kostov, James Bloor, Sam Coleman, Jessica Madsena and Lorina Kamburova fill out the cast list.


Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who also directed the movie ‘Livide’, will be teaming up again to direct ‘Leatherface’, which is being released by Lionsgate, some time in 2016.



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