Psycho Killer: James Preston Rogers cast as title character in thriller from the writer of Se7en

Former professional wrestler James Preston Rogers has been cast the title character in Psycho Killer, written by Se7en’s Andrew Kevin Walker

A few weeks ago, it was announced that New Regency was gearing up to go into production on a horror thriller called Psycho Killer, based on a screenplay written by Se7en scribe Andrew Kevin Walker. Gavin Polone, producer of Zombieland and the Walker-scripted 8MM, was set to direct the film, and Georgina Campbell (Barbarian) and Logan Miller (Escape Room) had been cast in lead roles. Filming is now underway, and Deadline has revealed that 6’5″+ former professional wrestler James Preston Rogers has been cast as the title character! He is definitely going to be one intimidating psycho killer.

Campbell is taking on the role of Jane Thorne, a police officer who makes it her mission to take down a serial killer referred to on the news as the ‘Satanic Slasher,’ following the murder of her state trooper husband.

Miller’s character is Marvin, a goth-type nebbish who works for the mysterious Pendleton in his massive mansion. Pendleton is so mysterious, Deadline didn’t even explain who they were referencing there.

New Regency is producing Psycho Killer with Roy Lee, Walker, Miri Yoon, and Matt Berenson. Constantin Film is co-financing.

Psycho Killer is a project that spent several years in development hell. It first hit the news back in early 2009, when Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was set to direct. Durst had moved on by late 2010, by which time Eli Roth was planning to produce it with Eric Newman, his co-producer on The Last Exorcism. They eventually moved on as well. Polone came on board during the Roth and Newman days, and has finally managed to get the film into production.

I have been looking forward to Psycho Killer ever since I first heard that Andrew Kevin Walker had written a script with that title, so I’m very glad it has finally started filming. I look forward to seeing how it turns out after all this time… and since there is a 2007 draft of the script floating around, it will be interesting to see if and how things changed during this sixteen year journey.

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James Preston Rogers’ previous credits include roles in Outlander, Defendor, Pixels, Regression, Frontier, Mayans M.C., The Righteous Gemstones, and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (where he played Hulk Hogan). This summer, he’ll be seen in the horror comedy The Blackening.

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Source: Deadline

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