Fangoria reports that Danielle Harris, who played Michael Myers' niece in Halloween 4 & 5 is in talks to play the "leading role" in Rob Zombie's Halloween. The site believes that Harris will be playing "none other than heroine Laurie Strode herself -- or if not that character, played four times in the franchise by Jamie Lee Curtis, then certainly someone of prominence."
In Halloween 4 & 5, Harris played Jamie Lloyd, Michael Myers' niece ... and has not appeared in any of more-recent films.
Rob Zombie's vision of this film is an entirely new take on the legend and will satisfy fans of the classic Halloween legacy while beginning a new chapter in the Michael Myers saga. This new movie will not only appeal to horror fans, but to a wider movie-going audience as well. It will not be a copycat of any prior films in the Halloween franchise.
The film comes out on August 31st, 2007.