Update: EVEN MORE casting inside! Two of Darren Lynn Bousman’s proteges have rejoined him for his forthcoming remake of Mother’s Day. Alexa Vega, who played Shilo in Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera, and Briana Evigan, who starred in his Fear Itself episode “New Year’s Day”, have both joined the previously announced Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”) in the remake of the classic Troma movie from 1980, reports Dread Central. Shooting begins this month in Winnipeg, Canada. Evigan can be seen in Summit’s Sorority Row later this month. In the Scott Milam scripted remake, three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons’ escape, teaching the house’s new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.Jaime King (The Tripper, My Bloody Valentine 3D) has her cards and flowers ready for “Mother’s Day,” Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of Charles Kaufman’s 1980 Troma cult classic, and Shawn Ashmore (The Ruins, Frozen), Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega and Matt O’Leary (who stars alongside Briana in Sorority Row next month) are in talks to join the production, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
King will play the woman of the house, a wife who has lost her child and is isolating herself from her husband.
Ashmore and Evigan will play guests at the house. O’Leary (“CSI”) is one of Mother’s sons, joining the already cast Deborah Ann Woll as members of the family.
“What we’re trying to do is elevate this outside of a genre movie,” Bousman said. “I’ve done three ‘Saw’ films, I’ve done ‘Repo,’ and yes, this is horrific at times, but it’s much darker and deeper because of the focus on the characters.”
The Genre Co. and Rat Entertainment are producing the remake, and LightTower Entertainment is financing. A spring release timed to Mother’s Day is being eyed, with shooting set to begin next month in Winnipeg.
Pictured: Briana Evigan, left, and Alexa Vega