Forty years after the original classic, Jamie Lee Curtis reprises the role of Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green’s Halloween, and we’ll also be meeting new franchise character Karen Strode in the film. Played by Judy Greer, Karen Strode is Laurie’s daughter, and a new image shared by EW today shows mother and daughter in what looks to be stressful times.
Then again, when is Halloween *not* a nightmare for the Strode family?
“The first movie I was running more, and in this movie I’m hunting more,” Curtis told the site. “[You] watch this woman take back the narrative of her life.”
In the new film, co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak 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.
Michael comes home on October 19.