The first casting news has arrived for the new version of the 1976 cult classic The Town that Dreaded Sundown, as one young star has traded in her time with Hank Moody to deal with a beast of another kind.
Deadline reports that “Californication” and Zero Hour actress Addison Timlin (pictured) is set to star in MGM’s horror remake, which puts a modern meta twist on the original. The flick takes place in Texarkana, site of the 1946 “Moonlight Murders” that inspired the original film.
Timlin plays Jami, a girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
“American Horror Story” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the remake of the Charles B. Pierce horror classic with Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum producing.
The original movie was based on five unsolved murders attributed to the Phantom Killer during three months in 1946 in and around the city of Texarkana on the border between Texas and Arkansas. Pierce shot large parts of the movie in and around Texarkana with extras recruited from local residents.
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