With filming having gotten underway on Cult of Chucky last month, returning franchise star Jennifer Tilly has taken to Twitter to share a few behind the scenes pics. In them, we see the eternally cool Tilly (who plays Chucky’s twisted beau and partner in crime Tiffany) looking relaxed with writer/director and creator of the Child’s Play franchise Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif (reprising her role from Curse of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, who starred in the first two Child’s Play films and appeared briefly in Curse…
Other returning stars include Brad Dourif (Fiona’s father) as the voice of Chucky, and Summer H. Howell, with Being Erica’s Grace Lynn Kung making her Child’s Play debut. Mancini, who wrote all the Child’s Play films and directed the last two, 2004’s Seed of Chucky and 2013’s Curse…, directs from his own script. As hinted at at the end of Curse…, the new film looks to be tying together the previous three instalments and, with the return of original star Vincent, bringing the whole series full-circle in an epic story arc. Here’s the official synopsis:
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
Cult of Chucky – the seventh entry in the almost 30 year-spanning franchise – will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this autumn, just in time for Halloween.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)