Besides confirming the rumors that John Waters and Billy Boyd would be joining the cast of Focus Features Seed of Chucky, the fifth installment of the popular Childs Play series, Variety had another addition to the cast to report about. What would a horror movie of the 2000’s be without a rap or R&B performer attached to star? Can you guess who it is, read on to see who stars and read more on the synopsis.
Variety reports that Hip-hop star Redman, filmmaker John Waters and actor Billy Boyd have signed onto “Seed of Chucky,” the fifth pic in the “Chucky” horror film series, which started production Monday in Romania for Focus Features.
Boyd will voice the character of Glen, the orphan doll offspring of Chucky (Brad Dourif) and his twisted bride Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly).
Redman co-stars as a rapper-turned-director and Waters as a sleazy tabloid paparazzo.
Don Mancini, franchise creator and writer of all five films, is directing the pic. David Kirschner and his producing partner Corey Sienega are producing.
“The script written by series veteran Don Mancini, who is also directing, centers on Glen (voiced by LORD OF THE RINGS’ Billy Boyd), the offspring of Chucky and Tiffany, who discovers that a movie is being made about his folks’ exploits. He travels to Hollywood and brings Chucky (Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) back to life, and they immediately resume their murderous ways-much to peace-loving Glen’s horror.
While Chucky struggles with his son’s unwillingness to follow in the family tradition, Tiffany finds out that the movie being made about them will star-Jennifer Tilly (also playing herself), and the actress soon becomes unwitting hostess to the demonic brood. Rapper-turned-actor Redman (HOW HIGH) also plays himself, angling to direct a movie in which Tilly wants to star; as previously reported, SEED OF CHUCKY also contains cameos by John Waters (as an ill-fated paparazzo) and FANGORIA magazine.