Some interesting casting news is coming out of the IMDB (so take that for what it’s worth) pertaining to the remake of William Lustig’s classic slasher film Maniac. The cause of all of our killer’s lunacy has been chosen … and more!
According to the site America Olivo (pictured; Friday the 13th, Bitch Slap) will play the mother of Frank (Elijah Wood) in Franck Khalfoun’s remake of the 1980’s classic Maniac.
Other casting news includes Morgane Slemp (Hostel: Part III, R.I.P.D., Dracula 3D, Total Recall), Sal Landi (Poe), Dan Hunter, Freedom (Gangster Squad), Délé Ogundiran, Steffinnie Phrommany, and Joshua De La Garza co-starring alongside previously announced Nora Arnezeder and Genevieve Alexandra.
Directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur, Maniac casts Wood in the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.
The upcoming remake is shooting now in Los Angeles.
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