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Judy Greer is in talks to join the new Halloween movie as Laurie Strode’s daughter

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Blumhouse has already confirmed Jamie Lee Curtis will return to the Halloween series to play Laurie Strode.

It seems the new film will continue on from Halloween 2 and ignore the others. This makes sense as Laurie was killed in 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection.

David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) will direct Halloween and co-write the script for the film with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant).

Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Archer, Jurassic World) is in negotiations to join the film in the role of Laurie’s daughter, according to Deadline.

Jason Blum recently talked about the film and John Carpenter’s involvement.

We don’t take any big steps without his approval, so for instance hiring David and Danny he approved. He approved their pitch, he approved their first script. He approved bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis. So anytime we make a big creative turn, he’s involved with that and we don’t do it without his blessing.

We went to him and asked him to be involved. There was no contractual, financial or any other obligation to have him on this movie. We went back and asked him to join us again.

Blum also talked about what David Gordon Green, who has mainly directed comedy films, could bring to Halloween.

I think that good horror movie directors are good directors. Hollywood thinks you have to have directed a good horror movie to direct a studio horror movie, but I would much rather have someone who has directed a bunch of good movies than one good horror movie to direct one of our movies. What David brings to “Halloween” is he’s an amazing storyteller. He’s writing with Danny [McBride] and we start shooting in about five weeks, but what he’s bringing to it are his abilities as a great storyteller.

John Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax which is co-financing with Blumhouse.

The film will be in cinemas from Universal Pictures on October 19, 2018, forty years after the premiere of the original film.

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