With Cult of Chucky – the seventh entry in the almost-30-year-spanning franchise – now filming in Winnipeg, another new cast member has been announced.
Joining returning stars Brad Dourif and his daughter Fiona, Summer H. Howell, Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent is Canadian actress Grace Lynn Kung. A recurring star of TV series’ Being Erica and Mary Kills People, Kung has also appeared in Cube 2: Hypercube, P2 and Guillermo del Toro’s FX series The Strain.
Child’s Play creator Don Mancini is directing Cult of Chucky from his own script. Mancini wrote all the Child’s Play films and directed the last two, 2004’s Seed of Chucky and 2013’s Curse of Chucky. 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 is set for a release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this autumn, just in time for Halloween. Keep an eye out for further casting news.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)