Angela Bettis in Talks to Mother Leatherface


Hot on the heels of the casting of Sam Strike as Jackson, the boy who would grow up to be Leatherface, comes word that one hell of an actress is in talks to play his mother… Dread Central favorite Angela Bettis!

Bloody Disgusting reports that Bettis is in talks to play “Verna,” the matriarch of the Sawyer family.

Angela Bettis

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.




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