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R.L. Stine's Fear Street trilogy lands first cast members

One of the top flicks I'm looking forward to is the upcoming three-film adaptation of GOOSEBUMPS author R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET. And today we have word that the cast of the three movies will be lead by up-and-coming actors Olivia Welch (see above) and Kiana Madeira (see below). Madeira and Welch will be playing a couple of gay teenagers, and each will be playing two different characters, one in the mid-’90s, and one in the 1600s.

Each actress will appear in all three films. Here's a quick plot synopsis for the three films:

FEAR STREET Movie #1: 

In 1994, in the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, a group of teens discovers that a series of horrifying events that have plagued their town over many years might not be random and that they may be the next victims.

FEAR STREET Movie #2: 

In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the of prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside, but when horrors from their towns shared history come alive, they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it’s too late.

FEAR STREET Movie #3: 

In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it’s up to teenagers in 1994 to try and finally put an end to their town’s curse, before it’s too late.

Madeira is best known for something called REALLY ME and a bunch of Disney Channel movies. She has also starred in Facebook Watch's SACRED LIES and Netflix's TRINKETS, along with a recurring role on the CW's THE FLASH. And I have not seen ANY of that so let's hope she's good. Moving on, this Welch girl has already worked with FEAR STREET director Leigh Janiak before on her Amazon adaptation of Lauren Oliver's PANIC. She has also appeared in MODERN FAMILY, AGENT CARTER, and on the Netflix series UNBELIEVABLE alongside Toni Collette.

As mentioned above, FEAR STREET will be a trilogy and the individual movies are set to eventually be released one after the other. What that means exactly has yet to be seen. Janiak (HONEYMOON) will direct the first and third flicks and Alex Ross Perry (HER SMELL) will direct the middle movie. Janiak oversaw a writer’s room for the trilogy - which is said to have included Kate Trefry (STRANGER THINGS) - and will ultimately be among the writers credited. Chernin Entertainment will produce the trilogy and 20th Century Fox exec Jason Young will oversee on behalf of the studio.

We'll let you know when we hear more. Are you excited about this FEAR STREET trilogy? Let us know below!

Source: Collider

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