Stephen Dorff Gets Range on Leatherface
More casting news has come in for the next chapter in the Texas Chainsaw franchise, Leatherface, as Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Stephen Dorff is in talks to play Texas Ranger Hal Hartman in the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Dorff’s character is described as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface.
If signed, he’ll join the previously announced Angela Bettis as Mother Sawyer along with both Sam Strike and Jay Bloor, who are two potential Leatherfaces.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel is presented as a mystery of sorts about three teenage psychopaths, one of whom grows up to be Leatherface. Bloor will play Ike, a budding young maniac who, like Strike’s character, also grows up to potentially wield the iconic chainsaw. It’s unclear if there will be multiple actors playing Leatherface or whether we will see the character at different stages of his life in this film.
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 a group of 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.