One of horror’s best-loved characters has just bid farewell to one of the genre’s most-respected franchises.
Jamie Lee Curtis this week gave her Laurie Strode persona a hug and kiss goodbye as she wrapped shooting her part in this October’s Halloween Ends–reportedly the final chapter in the long-running film series. Check out the Instagram post with behind-the-scenes photos from Curtis–courtesy of screenrant.com–on this page.
Curtis has gone on record as saying this is likely the last time she will play the feisty Strode–a part she originated way back in 1978 in John Carpenter’s original Halloween–so only time (and the vagaries of Hollywood) will tell if this is the end of an era.
The veteran actor posted that this is a “bittersweet end for me on the Halloween movies. Today, my part in the film has been completed and, with it, the end for me of this trilogy.”
Curtis went on to thank the fans “who have always supported me and, more importantly, Laurie. I love this crew and cast, and I will miss you all. We can’t wait for the fans to see the movie.”
Halloween Ends–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier–will be set four years after the frightening events of Halloween Kills.
Green said the upcoming movie–scheduled for an Oct. 14 theatrical release–is “kind of a coming-of-age film, with a very different tone. Not a lot of wittiness and retro joy.” Curtis added that the film “really has to do with the nature of evil and the legacy of evil.”
Curtis will be joined in the cast by Andi Matichak as her granddaughter Allyson, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers and Michael O’Leary as Dr. Mathis–with Nick Castle (the original masked Myers) in a cameo role.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the inevitable spate of updates on Halloween Ends.