Halloween Ends: Michael O’Leary signs on to play Doctor Mathis

Best known for playing the character of Doctor Rick Bauer on the soap opera Guiding Light from 1983 to 2009, actor Michael O’Leary has announced that he will be playing another doctor character – Doctor Mathis – in the Halloween sequel Halloween Ends, which will begin filming in Georgia by the end of this month. Details on what Doctor Mathis will be getting up to in Halloween Ends were not revealed, but fans who already have Halloween Kills memorized have pointed out that he was mentioned in that movie.

Halloween 2018 (watch it HERE) and Halloween Kills (watch that one HERE) director David Gordon Green is back at the helm for Halloween Ends, working from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier. Green has confirmed that the events of this sequel take place four years after the ending of Halloween Kills, and also said,

There’s not a lot of games in it, there’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it’s a very different tone. And that’s what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I’ve been involved in be very different from each other.”

O’Leary joins a cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, playing franchise heroine Laurie Strode one more time, Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, and Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace. James Jude Courtney is likely to be reprising the role of Michael Myers as well.

A casting call gave descriptions of more characters:

Among them are a self-assured nurse named Erin who is between the ages of 28 and 35 and is very judgmental, as well as a Proprietor between the ages of 40 and 80 years old. Other roles being cast for the film are Scott, Donna, Mr. Meade and Mrs. Meade.

Per the breakdowns, Scott is a male between the ages of 52 and 57; he is stern, strong and a straight shooter who is sometimes checked out. While Donna is a 55 to 65 year old female who is Timothy’s overbearing and critical mother. Mr. Meade and Mrs. Meade are the parents to a young boy named Noah who is a nice kid with the ability to switch to a jerk on a dime. Both Mr. and Mrs. Meade are described as being between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. They’re a middle-class suburban family, with the father being described as “tough as nails” and the mother said to showcase “emotional depth.”

Other roles being cast are Brandon, Young Johnny and Veronica. Brandon is a male between the ages of 40 and 60. He is a large man in weight and sense of authority who finds his son to be a disappointment. Young Johnny is a male between the ages of 6 and 10 who has long blonde hair with a slight gap between his teeth; the character is described as having dark eyes being a bit small. Veronica is the last of the trio. She’s between the ages of 40 and 45 and is a strong-willed protective wife who is broken “by the reminders of tragedy.”

Halloween Ends is scheduled to reach theatres on October 14, 2022, and we’ll keep you updated on the film as it continues to move forward.

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