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‘Friday the 13th’ Casting Call Seeks Young Jason; Different Title?!

Just yesterday we told you that casting was well underway on the new Friday the 13th, while a separate report pegged the shoot to take place in Conyers, Georgia this coming March.

Now, a casting call has made its way online revealing something extremely interesting: not only will the new Friday the 13th feature a young Jason Voorhees, but they’re casting twins. Before we overreact, it’s quite possible that they’ll be shooting long and late hours, thus having a second actor helps them avoid legal issues. (Children under 18 are only allowed to work a specific amount of hours per day, by law.) It’s also possible that this does have something to do with the film’s plot; what if Jason isn’t the one who died in the lake, but his brother (or vice versa)? That would help explain Jason’s growth into a full-grown man. But alas, I’m sure it’s the former as the casting seeks identical twins who must be “lengthy and awkward”, and “have a very electric and expressive face.”

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Shooting from March 19th to May 4th, 2017, the casting call holds one more surprise, a slightly different title: Friday the 13th, Part 13. This confirms what Brad Fuller and Platinum Dunes producing partner Andrew Form revealed in a previous interview where they acknowledge that it’s a special occasion: the 13th Friday the 13th.

The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner is directing the slasher with Prisoners‘ Aaron Guzikowski writing the script. The film is, according to Fuller, “an origin-ish story.”

Jason’s mother, Pamela, is going to make some sort of appearance in the new incarnation, as will his father, Elias.

Friday the 13th could hit theaters by Friday the 13th of October 2017.




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