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Rob Zombie casts Ernest Thomas in Lords of Salem

The other day came the news that Rob Zombie had gone back to reviving long lost character actors with the casting of Meg Foster in his new film, LORDS OF SALEM. Now, Zombie has announced a new name via his official Facebook page, and that name is Ernest Thomas.

Thomas - who is probably best known as Roger "Raj" Thomas from "What's Happening!!" - will play Chip "Freakshow" McDonald, station manager at Salem's #1 rock station --- WIQZ Salem Rocks. Most recently, Thomas was seen in FUNNY PEOPLE and "Everybody Hates Chris".

THE LORDS OF SALEM is currently in pre-production in Massachusetts. Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing.

Synopsis: Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team".

A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, "a gift from the Lords". She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.

The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they're expecting: the original Lords of Salem are returning, and they're out for BLOOD.

LORDS OF SALEM is expected to hit sometime in 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Anybody familiar with Mr. Thomas?
Source: Facebook

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