It looks like it will be a Black Christmas this year for horror fans. Blumhouse Productions announced today (and Deadline broke the news) that veteran thespian Cary Elwes will star in the remake of the 1974 seasonal horror classic. He will join a cast that already boasts Imogen Poots (Green Room, 28 Weeks Later) and Eleyse Shannon (TV’s Charmed) among a slew of young actors and actresses. Black Christmas is currently in pre-production but is expected to be released in time for the 2019 holiday season.
At the Netflix sponsored ‘See What’s Next’ event in Rome, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced that Cary Elwes and Jake Busey have joined the cast of Stranger Things according to a report on Deadline.
Elwes is a fan favorite of the genre, starring in the first installment of the iconic SAW series as Dr. Lawrence Gordon, the character that famously severed his own foot. He reprised his role in SAW 3D, which was released in 2010. In addition to his horror roles, the actor also appeared in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Princess Bride, Kiss the Girls, and Twister. read more