It was revealed today that the awesome Julie Benz (pictured inside – woh momma!) will topline Saw V, the latest installment in the Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures franchise. Benz will portray an elegant woman in the pic, set for release Oct. 24. “Saw V” is directed by David Hackl, who has served as the production designer on the second, third and fourth versions, and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. Production began March 17 in Toronto, Canada. Benz has been flying up the Hollywood ladder after starring as Darla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She stars in Showtime’s Dexter and has also starred in Rambo and the upcoming Punisher: The War Zone. I guess you can say she’s the new “Lionsgate chick,” alongside Jessica Alaba.