Laura Vandervoort will lead the cast of Rabid remake
Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announced today that Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, Bitten) has been cast as the lead for their newest feature, Rabid. The film is a remake of David Cronenberg’s film of the same name released in 1977. The remake will be directed by the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk).
Rabid is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors that established a huge following with the 2012 slasher film American Mary. With a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective, and the addition of Laura Vandervoort, the new Rabid is going to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film.
Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein says, “This terrifying and brilliant script has already proven its market appealand now with the casting of Laura Vandervoort, we are another step closer to bringing Rabid to audiences worldwide. Vandervoort has built a loyal, international fan-base of both men and women, of all ages, and her addition to the film will certainly entice buyers in Cannes.”
Rabid has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. Film Mode Entertainment is representing the rest of the world.
“We are thrilled to be working with Laura Vandervoort on Rabid who is the perfect fit for the role of Rose. She is an incredibly versatile actress who is quick to take on characters in all genres, and effectively tackles every role she plays,” said producer Michael Walker.
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing.
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