Jamie Lee Curtis wraps on the new Halloween movie
A few weeks ago, Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the role that started her film career, showing off her first day on set of the new Halloween movie. Now, Curtis has taken to Instagram to reveal that she will soon be leaving Charleston, South Carolina, meaning she has wrapped on the film.
Fans should keep in mind though that one of the staples of Blumhouse Productions’ ideology is making their movies quick and cheap, which is how they’ve been able to thrive so well as a company. That in mind, Curtis has been on the set for the better part of three weeks, so there should be no worry about the size of her role in the film because of her quick turn around. The actress also shared a photo of her character from the film.
In the new Halloween, Curtis returns to her iconic role of Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.
Curtis’ character was unceremoniously killed off in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, but in true Halloween franchise fashion, it would appear that the new Halloween film will be ignoring the continuity of many of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series, including the 1978 original, its 1981 sequel, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Resurrection.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film. Green also directs. ;ook for The Shape to return on October 19, 2018.