UPDATE: Huge ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Casting News!

Update: Interesting update regarding this story beyond the break. Bloody-Disgusting was tipped off this evening that genre fav Jena Malone (Donnie Darko, The Ruins) has been tapped to topline MGM’s “top secret” horror project, The Cabin in the Woods, which was co-written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, with Goddard set to also direct. Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford were the first announced to star last week. Much like CLOVERFIELD, which Goddard scripted, the CABIN story line provides a new twist on a classic scenario — in this case the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope. The film is said to be the horror movie to end all horror movies. CABIN IN THE WOODS is slated for release on February 05, 2010.
Joss Whedon posted the following on his official website, claiming our tipster was sent “misinformation” because of sites like B-D. In a story over at the NY Times, it reported that Bill Nighy was also attached. Whedon claims it’s all a load of BS, so I guess only time will tell if this misinformation is misinformation…

Turns out that the New York Times’s info about the plot summary and the casting of Jena Malone and Bill Nighy is completely wrong.

“This is misinformation. While we are fans of both those actors, neither is attached to the movie. Just FYI.”

“However, they ARE attached to the Serenity sequel.”

“Oh. Also, they got the plot wrong.”

“In order to protect the story from spoilerization, we’ve been sending out our OWN misinformation, including fake sides for the actors, fake summeries, different names… So there’s gonna be a lot of ‘information’ leaked that will lead to excited speculation about things you will not see. Sorry. But here’s some stuff you CAN look forward to, my word on it:

1) A person will have an emotion.

2) two people speaking, or “dialogue”, may occur.

3) A bunch of different people will play the part of Bob Dylan.

Hope that clears everything up. More updates soon!”

Jena Malone to Topline The Cabin in the Woods