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Three Genre Vets Join 'Town That Dreaded Sundown' Remake


Three horror vets join Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's remake of the 1976 slasher film The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The film is based on the true story of a serial killer that stalked a small Texas town in 1946. At least five people were killed and the perpetrator was never caught. Addison Timlin (Derailed, Zero Hour) has already been cast as the headliner. Joining her are Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard.

Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother, who raises her after her parents are killed in a car accident. In a career spanning over 50 years, Cartwright has had many roles in genre films, including The Birds, Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Candyman: Farewell to Flesh.

Cole will play a deputy who is chasing the hooded killer. Cole is probably best known for his role in Office Space, but to me, he will always be Lucas Buck from American Gothic.

Finally, Leonard will play another deputy, this one tasked with protecting Timlin and Cartwright. His feature debut came in 1999's The Blair Witch Project; he has since appeared in Hatchet, Bitter Feast, and Shark Night 3D

Shooting begins this month in Louisiana, with a projected 2014 premiere.

Source: Hollywood Reporter