It’s been a week since the surprise announcement that Blumhouse is releasing a remake of Bob Clark’s seminal slasher classic Black Christmas–and soon. The film is already slated to hit theaters on Friday, December 13th. Directed by Sophia Takal from a screenplay she co-wrote with April Wolfe, previously announced cast members include Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, and Brittany O’Grady.
Today we can report that Saw/Princess Bride star Cary Elwes has joined the production. Deadline broke the news, revealing that the actor will play a major role while providing no additional details.
Stay tuned and check back often for all Black Christmas news as details emerge. In the meantime, check out the synopsis and trailer for 1974’s Black Christmas below.
As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.
Are you a fan of Bob Clark’s Black Christmas? Are you excited to hear that Cary Elwes has joined the cast of Blumhouse’s remake? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.