One of three boys will become the infamous Leatherface.
It’s been previously reported that the forthcoming Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel is presented as a mystery of sorts about three teenage psychopaths, one of whom grows up to be Leatherface. Sam Strike was cast as ‘Jackson,’ with James Bloor starring as ‘Ike,’ a budding young maniac of his.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that British up-comer Sam Coleman (pictured below), repped by Emma Burnett at Mad Fish Management, has been cast as ‘Bud,’ one of the aforementioned three boys who escape from the home for delinquent youths and kidnaps a young nurse.
‘Bud’ is described to us as a big, slow boy with a violent streak. Could he become Leatherface?
We also broke the news right here on Bloody that Stephen Dorff will play ‘Texas Ranger Hal Hartman’ in Leatherface, the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 slasher classic.
As we mentioned, the film centers around a violent teen who one day will become Leatherface. He escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
Dorff plays said lawman, who was described to us as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface.
Also, we at Bloody Disgusting exclusively reported that Angela Bettis was cast as Mother Sawyer in the film that begins shooting on May 18th.
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and the forthcoming Among the Living, will be helming Leatherface for Millienum and Lionsgate.
Leatherface is being produced by Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman (interview), alongside Carl Mazzocone after they successfully resurrected the franchise with the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D. Les Weldon is also a producer on the project, which is being executive produced by Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Mark Gill and Beth Bruckner O’Brien.