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'Maniac' Gets a Mommy

Friday the 13th hottie America Olivo has been cast to play Frank's mother opposite Elijah Wood in the upcoming remake of Maniac. How can she play the mom to an actor who is only three years younger than her? Acting! Well, and she will be appearing in flashbacks. More after the break.

Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) is writing and producing this remake of the 1980 William Lustig trash classic, with Franck Khalfoun (P2) directing.

In Maniac, Wood plays a schitzophrenic young man who kills women brutally and randomly as a sort of revenge against an abusive childhood at the hands of his mother. Others in the cast include Sal Landi (Poe, A Crack in the Floor) and Morgane Slemp (Hostel III).

News of Olivo's role hit IMDB, and was confirmed on Olivio's Twitter feed.