Tree is back from the dead again (and again and again and again and again and again and again) in Happy Death Day 2U, a sequel to last year’s Groundhog Day-style slasher film Happy Death Day, which Universal Pictures just announced will release on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019.
Breakout star Jessica Rothe will be returning as main character Tree Gelbman, while Israel Broussard will also be back as Carter Davis, Tree’s boyfriend. Ruby Modine reprises her role as Lori Spengler with Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) and Sarah Yarkin (“American Horror Story”) also starring.
Sharma is playing Samar Ghosh, a science enthusiast and geek who enjoys coding in his spare time. Yarkin has been cast in the role of Dre Morgan, a science geek and tom-boy with a sleepy feline gaze who is Samar’s partner-in-crime, as Deadline previously reported.
Rothe detailed sequel plans earlier this year…
“The sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything,” Rothe told Collider.
Christopher Landon returns to direct Happy Death Day 2U, which filmed this past May.