United Artists Entertainment (UA) has announced that Kristen Connolly (Revolutionary Road, The Happening), Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek, “Home and Away”), Anna Hutchison (“Underbelly,” “Go Girls”), Fran Kranz (“Dollhouse,” The Village), and Jesse Williams (Brooklyn’s Finest, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2) will join the previously announced cast members Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Burn After Reading) and Bradley Whitford (Bottle Shock, “The West Wing”) in The Cabin in the Woods.
Directed by Drew Goddard from a screenplay by Goddard and Joss Whedon who is also producing, the film’s plot is a closely held secret. As such, details surrounding the actor’s roles are being kept under wraps.
“Finding this ensemble has been very hard and very rewarding,” observed Whedon, who continued, “Each of the ‘kids’ is unique, fascinating and talented, and like true friends, the group is more than the sum of its parts. These are people you care about, able to go toe-to-toe with the amazing actors we’ve corralled thus far, and not unpretty in the bargain. I can’t wait to harm them.”
Production is under way; the film is slated to open wide on February 5, 2010.
The film will be distributed by MGM.