Texas Chainsaw prequel casts Leatherface’s mum

Star of May and The Woman takes on mothering duties for Leatherface

Angela Bettis in the brilliant May
Angela Bettis in the brilliant May

The upcoming Texas Chainsaw prequel Leatherface got our attention when it hired Inside and Livide‘s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo to direct. Now, they’ve made a great casting choice for Leatherface’s mother.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the excellent Angela Bettis (May, The Woman) is in talks to play the character, named Verna. The film recently hired Eastenders‘ Sam Strike to play the young monster, who’ll be called Jackson in the origin story.

We really weren’t fans of Texas Chainsaw 3D, but this prequel looks to be making some promising choices so far.

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