We’ve been waiting patiently to find out who will be playing the teenage Leatherface in the prequel to Texas Chainsaw, which was a sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and finally we have our answer!
According to The Wrap, many individuals associated with the project have let it slip that “EastEnders” star Sam Strike is in negotiations to star in the film currently known as Leatherface. Strike is nearing a deal to play Jackson, the teenager who grows up to be Leatherface.
As reported earlier, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the French filmmakers behind cult hit Inside, are directing the flick, which was written by up-and-coming genre scribe Seth M. Sherwood (2014 Blood List winner).
Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, is once again producing with Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Mazzacone for Lionsgate.
In this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.