Thanksgiving: Gina Gershon and five more join the cast of Eli Roth slasher

Gina Gershon, Tim Dillon, Rick Hoffman, Gabriel Davenport, Tomaso Sanelli, and Jenna Warren have been cast in Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving

Last Updated on April 13, 2023

Fresh off of an appearance in a season 2 episode of the Chucky TV series, Gina Gershon (Bound) has joined the cast of director Eli Roth’s long-awaited slasher movie Thanksgiving, which recently secured a worldwide distribution deal with TriStar Pictures. Deadline reports that comedian Tim Dillon (who was in a TV show called Thanksgiving), Rick Hoffman (Hostel), Gabriel Davenport (Mistletoe Time Machine), Tomaso Sanelli (Titans), and Jenna Warren (The Young Arsonists) have also been cast in the film alongside previously announced cast members Addison Rae (He’s All That), Jalen Thomas Brooks (Walker), Nell Verlaque (Big Shot), Milo Manheim (Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), and Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy). Details on most of the characters are being kept under wraps – all we really know at this point is that Dempsey is playing the sheriff.

Roth has been wanting to make a feature version of Thanksgiving ever since he put together the faux trailer for the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse, which was released way back in 2007. He even wrote the screenplay with Jeff Rendell (who played the homicidal pilgrim in the trailer) a dozen years ago. Now it’s finally happening, thanks to Spyglass Media stepping in to provide the funding. Roth jumped at the chance to get the movie made, even though it meant having Deadpool‘s Tim Miller take over as director on the reshoots for his video game adaptation Borderlands.

Roth and Rendell are producing the film with Roger Birnbaum. Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber and president of production Peter Oillataguerre serve as executive producers alongside Kate Harrison and Greg Denny of Cream Productions Inc. Oillataguerre and SVP Production & Development Chris Stone are overseeing the project for Spyglass while Caellum Allan and Kelseigh Coombs will oversee for TriStar.

If you’ve watched the Thanksgiving trailer, you have a good idea of what this slasher movie is going to be about. The Hollywood Reporter says plot details are on the thin side although it concerns a slasher who comes to small Massachusetts town with the intention of “creating a Thanksgiving carving board out of the town’s inhabitants,” per sources. Which lines up with what we’ve seen in the faux trailer.

What do you think of the cast Roth has put together for Thanksgiving? Are you glad Gina Gershon is going to be part of this slasher pilgrim movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Gina Gershon

Source: Deadline

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