Forty years after her first encounter with Michael Myers, Laurie Strode will be coming face-to-face with “The Shape” one last time in this year’s Halloween, now filming in South Carolina with David Gordon Green in the director’s chair. Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie in the new film, a direct sequel to the original that disregards all other sequels.
Curtis herself is now officially on set, we can confirm, as she tweeted out a set photo this afternoon that suggests Laurie will be packing a .357 magnum this time around.
“Feels good to have Laurie back on set,” Curtis tweeted.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 25, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode in this year’s Halloween, which will take place after the original classic and disregard *all* of the sequels. Judy Greer has been cast to play Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak recently landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the friends of Matichak’s Allyson.
Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers!
Will Patton has been cast to play a cop. Rob Niter will play a member of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Rhian Rees is playing a character named Dana.
In Halloween, co-written by Danny McBride, “Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Michael returns home on October 19, 2018.