Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Archer) is reportedly in negotiations (via Deadline) to star in Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's revival of the Halloween horror franchise. If cast, Greer will play the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode, Karen Stroke.
Not a reboot, but a continuation of the story established in the first two Halloween films, the latest entry in the franchise, from the duo behind Pineapple Express and Eastbound and Down, will also feature Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode. Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind The Conjuring, Annabelle and the upcoming Todd McFarlane-directed Spawn film, is producing the Halloween revival.
Written and directed by John Carpenter, Halloween first terrorized audiences in 1978, spawning nine more entries over the ensuing decades. Curtis last made an appearance in 2001’s Halloween: Resurrection. In 2007, the franchise got a gore-soaked reboot from Rob Zombie, followed by a sequel two years later. While financially successful, the series went into hibernation soon after, with Dimension losing distribution rights in 2015.
Halloween, from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, arrives in theaters Oct. 19, 2018.