While Judy Greer has been cast to play Karen Strode, daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ iconic Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween, young up-and-comer Andi Matichak has been cast in the role of Allyson Strode, Karen’s daughter and Laurie’s granddaughter. It’ll be Matichak’s first major role in a feature film.
Remind you of anyone? Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Halloween, perhaps?
We wouldn’t be surprised if Allyson Strode becomes “the new Laurie Strode,” so to speak; Matichak gives us our first look at the character (and friends) over on Instagram.
Michael returns home on October 19, 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.
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.”