With shooting now well underway on David Gordon Green’s hugely anticipated Halloween, a new casting call hints at what could be a key location in the film.
Project Casting’s latest call for the film asks for actors to play patients at a hospital, noting “These are folks at a regular hospital…Adults late 20’s -70’s, ALL RACES, Male or Female.”
While we know that the film is to follow on from John Carpenter’s 1978 horror benchmark and disregard all subsequent sequels, a hospital location could suggest that it will at least take some cues from 1981’s Halloween II, in which much of the action took place at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital.
Jamie Lee Curtis will once again play Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer playing Laurie’s daughter Karen. More recently, Andi Matichak landed the film’s young lead role, playing Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson.
Joining them are a host of newly-announced young stars, playing Allyson’s school friends, those being Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac), Miles Robbins (My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound) and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things).
Nick Castle – one of two actors to play Michael Myers (then credited as ‘The Shape’) in the original film – will once again don that famous mask, apparently sharing the role once again, this time with actor and stunt performer James Jude Courtney.
Here’s all the plot details we have for the film, which director Green co-wrote with Danny McBride:
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Halloween arrives in cinemas on October 19th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)