Halloween Kills star Jamie Lee Curtis is giving some glowing praise to her co-star Kyle Richards for her performance in the upcoming sequel. In the movie, Curtis reprises her franchise role as Laurie Strode, with Kyle Richards back as Lindsey Wallace - the little girl Laurie babysat in the 1978 original. Recognizing that most people nowadays associate Richards from the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Curtis suggests people will be happy with her work as an actress. When asked about Richards' involvement in the sequel, Curtis had this to say:
"She is so great that it's going to be so fun for her audience - who is now used to knowing her for her TV show. They are going to be so happy to see her be an actress again, and she is absolutely fantastic."
Curtis is also suggesting Richards' appearance in Halloween Kills will be more than a simple cameo, teasing an altercation with Michael Myers and possible struggle for her life. By teasing that the role pushes Richards' limits as an actress and noting that she was on set shooting for weeks, it appears her role in the movie will also be rather substantial. Unfortunately, this could also mean Michael Myers finally kills Lindsey Wallace as an adult, which would truly be a shame after the character had survived his wrath over forty years ago. In any case, here's how Curtis explains Richards' involvement in the movie:
"[She's] so beautiful that, you know, she gets very decomposed. Not ... you know what I mean. Like, distressed in this movie, in every way. Emotionally, physically, environmentally, and she just completely left that other life and just came and shot for three, four weeks and was amazing. People are going to be bonkers about her."
Kyle Richards and Jamie Lee Curtis are among many cast members from the first Halloween to be reprising their roles for Halloween Kills. Also confirmed to appear in the sequel are Charles Cyphers as Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam, and Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers. Original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle will also be sharing the role with Halloween 2018 actor James Jude Courtney once again. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who played Laurie's daughter and granddaughter in the 2018 movie, are also set to reprise their roles as the Strode family members. The role of Tommy Doyle, who was originally played by child actor Brian Andrews in 1978, will also be featured in Halloween Kills with Anthony Michael Hall taking over the role.
Full details on the plot of Halloween Kills aren't clear, but what's obvious at this point is that it will reveal Michael Myers somehow survived the fire trap set for him in Laurie Strode's cellar to embark on another killing spree in Haddonfield on Halloween night. David Gordon Green is also back in the director's chair after helming the 2018 movie, using a screenplay co-written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. Better yet, John Carpenter is also back on board to once again work on the score. Given the involvement of so many major players from the original Halloween movie, we can expect to see plenty of franchise Easter eggs in the sequel as well, like we did in the 2018 movie.
Halloween Kills will premiere in theaters on Oct. 16, 2020. The sequel Halloween Ends will follow just under a year later when it arrives on the big screen on Oct. 15, 2021. If Michael Myers is still bringing in as much money at the box office by then as he did in 2018, then even more sequels would be likely to follow. This news comes to us from Us Weekly.