Leatherface will once again be terrorising movie audiences around the world – as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel has been confirmed to be coming later this year.
Christa Campbell, producer on the latest film in the long-running franchise, shared on social media that Leatherface will be released in October.
Leatherface has been in the works for a while, after the success of 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.
In 2014, French directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury were announced to be helming the project.
Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor lead the cast as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman and Leatherface’s mother Verna Sawyer respectively, while former EastEnders actor Sam Strike is playing Jackson, the teenager who grows up to be the mass-murdering villain himself.
The movie also includes Vanessa Grasse, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, and Sam Coleman in its cast.
Leatherface follows four violent teens as they kidnap a nurse and escape a mental institution.
Texas Chainsaw 3D, released four years ago, made nearly $50 million on a budget barely exceeding $15 million.
That movie starred True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario in the lead role as a young woman who goes to collect her grandmother’s house she has inherited – unaware that Leatherface is in the cellar and that she is his cousin.
Daddario will soon be seen in the new Baywatch film alongside Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra.
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