Back in 1974, Sally Hardesty earned her place as a final girl after going head-to-head with Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. After a combo of eight sequels, prequels, and reboots, the character is back in David Blue Garcia‘s Texas Chainsaw Massacre which is set to slash its way onto Netflix next month.
The first look at the recast Sally, played by Olwen Fouréré, was shared by USA Today. Fouréré took over the role of Sally in the wake of the original actress, Marilyn Burns’ death.
The new movie serves as a direct sequel to the original, set nearly fifty years after the first massacre, and centers on “Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), who head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start a new business venture. But after accidentally disrupting the home of Leatherface, their dreams turn into a nightmare when the deranged, chainsaw-swinging killer sets out to hunt them and the town’s residents, including Sally Hardesty who is hell-bent on revenge.
Chris Thomas Devlin wrote the screenplay based on a story by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre premieres exclusively on Netflix on February 18, 2022.