More interesting casting news out of Legendary Entertainment’s remake of The Toxic Avenger. Elijah Wood (Maniac, Come to Daddy) has joined the cast!
Other new cast members added this week include Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Sarah Niles (I May Destroy You), and Jonny Coyne (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life). They join the previously announced Kevin Bacon (Tremors), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jacob Tremblay (Doctor Sleep), and Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore) is writing and directing this fresh take on the Troma classic, which follows a struggling everyman who, after being pushed into a vat of toxic waste, is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, who directed the 1984 original, will serve as producers.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)