By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis is back in the slasher genre as she reprises her role for the next two installments in the Halloween trilogy—“Halloween Kills” in 2021 and “Halloween Ends,” slated for 2022.
In the 2018 hit horror movie “Halloween,” Curtis plays Laurie Strode, who confronts her long-time enemy, Michael Myers. The masked figure has haunted her since she narrowly escaped a killing spree on Halloween night decades before.
The latest film, “Halloween Kills,” is about the outrage fueling the community. With Strode’s experience hunting serial killer Myers, she’s now in the position to give advice in this installment.
“She’s a voice of both insight and reason that is trying to give a volatile community some sense of purpose in this film,” David Gordon Green, director, recently shared in Total Film magazine.
Strode will be in the hospital still recovering from injuries from the 2018 film and “serve as the film’s emotional core.”
Green (“Pineapple Express”) and the cast—including Curtis, Andi Matichak (“Making It: The Series”) and Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Ant-Man”)—returned for the next two pictures.
Matichak has the lead role, playing Allyson. Greer plays Allyson’s mother and Strode’s daughter, Karen. Anthony Michael Hall also has a featured role as Tommy Doyle.
Based on characters written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, the writing team consists of Green, Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”) and Scott Teems (“Rectify”).
“Halloween Kills” is anticipated to be out before Halloween 2021. “Halloween Ends,” slated to be out the year after, has Curtis returning as Strode to carry the trilogy to its conclusion.
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