Julie Benz to Topline Saw V


Julie Benz (Showtime’s “Dexter,” upcoming Punisher: War Zone) will topline Saw V, the latest installment in the Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures franchise, reports Variety.

The fifth film is directed by David Hackl, who served as the production designer on the second, third and fourth installments, and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

Production began March 17. The producers are Mark Burg and Oren Koules; executive producers are Peter Block, Jason Constantine, Daniel Heffner, Stacey Testro, Leigh Whannell and James Wan.

Saw V opens in theaters on October 24.