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Leatherface Story & Characters Revealed, Stephen Dorff Joins

By Brian Gallagher — April 2nd, 2015

Last month, we reported that British actor Sam Strike was cast as the title character in Millennium Films' Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface. Just a few days later, however, it was revealed that Sam Strike is actually playing one of three teenage psychopaths, one of whom will be ultimately revealed as Leatherface. Today, we have word from Badass Digest that Stephen Dorff has signed on to play the sheriff who tracks down these deranged kids.

The site also reports that it will actually be four teenagers, not three, while confirming last month's report that Angela Bettis is playing the matriarch of the Sawyer clan. Newcomer James Bloor is playing the second of four teenage maniacs, all of whom have an affinity for using chainsaws. These unstable kids are on the lam after escaping from a mental institution, taking a nurse as hostage. The movie is set in the 1970s, but an exact year has not been revealed at this time.

French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (ABCs of Death 2, Inside) are directing from a script by Seth M. Sherwood. It isn't known when production will get under way, but that could happen soon since the cast seems to be coming together rather quickly. Stephen Dorff most recently starred in The Iceman, The Motel Life and Heatstroke.

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