Judy Greer In Talks to Play Laurie Strode's Daughter in Halloween Sequel

Posted 2017/10/03 0 0

Judy Greer may be heading to Haddonfield to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen.

 

With Jamie Lee Curtis recently confirming that she’s returning to the Halloween series to play Laurie Strode in the upcoming horror reboot, more casting news was bound to follow.  Deadline reports that Judy Greer is in talks to join the sequel. Should the deal close as expected, Greer will play Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie. No other details about how Karen will be used in the story have been revealed to this point, but this casting could signal a continued focus on the Strode family members.

Laurie had a daughter previously in the franchise, but not one that will be part of this film. In the Halloween 4-6 timeline, Laurie had a daughter by the name of Jamie, who was played by Danielle Harris in the fourth and fifth Halloween films and then by J.C. Brandy in the sixth. Greer’s role will be a new character introduced to the franchise.

David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) will direct Halloween and co-write the script for the film with Danny McBride. Back in mid-May, McBride revealed during a new interview that they have been "cracking away" at the script. While no specific production start date has been given, it seems that the project has the blessing of the original Halloween director John Carpenter, who loves the script that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green have written, with the filmmaker even stating that he would like to compose the score for this new project. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but John Carpenter is said to be very involved in this project. The film will arrive in theaters from Universal Pictures on October 19, 2018, forty years after the premiere of the original film.

Greer’s stacked upcoming film slate with includes the Clint Eastwood-directed 15:17 to Paris, Driven opposite Jason Sudekis and Lee Pace for director Nick Hamm, Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette with Billy Crudup and Cate Blanchett, and the Disney/Marvel sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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