Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole and Joshua Leonard have joined the cast of MGM's THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trio joins the previously announced Addison Timlin and newcomer Travis Tope for the Alfonso Gomez-Rejon helmed remake/reimagining of the 1976 horror thriller, which is being produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum.
THE BIRDS and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS actress Cartwright will play Timlin’s grandmother who is raising her after her parents die in a car accident, while CRY WOLF and "American Gothic" actor Gary Cole will portray a deputy who is doggedly pursuing the killer. Leonard, who is best known for his work as Josh in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, will play the deputy assigned to protect Timlin and her grandmother.
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN takes place in Texarkana, site of the 1946 “Moonlight Murders” that inspired the 1976 cult pic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Addison Timlin plays Jami, a girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN begins filming this month in Louisiana.