Earlier we learned that EastEnders star Sam Strike, will be playing the character Jackson, a young boy who grows up to be the infamous Leatherface in the upcoming prequel. Now, thanks to Bloody-Disgusting we have learned some pretty awesome news that Angela Bettis (May, The Woman, Toolbox Murders) is currently in talks to play Verna, the mother of the Sawyer family.
But, that’s not all folks, oh no. According to The Wrap, we have even more casting news for you. James Bloor (The Total Princess) is said to be in final negotiations to play Ike, a budding young maniac who, like Strike’s character, also grows up to potentially wield the iconic chainsaw.
So does this mean there will be more than one Leatherface, or could we be seeing the character at different stages of his life? Who knows, but I’m pretty damn stokes to hear that Angela Bettis could be on board and who knows, maybe this one could put the franchise back on track?
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are directing from a script penned by Seth M. Sherwood.
Let us know if you guys are interested in this one?