Jaime King has joined Mother's Day, Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of Charles Kaufman's 1980 cult classic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega and Matt O'Leary are in talks to join the production.
The original Mother's Day revolved around three female friends who, while camping, run afoul of two brothers who engage in murder and rape to impress their deranged mother.
The new version, written by Scott Milam, is being remolded as a psychological thriller in which the wicked family returns to the house where they grew up to terrorize the new owners and their guests.
King will play the woman of the house, a wife who has lost her child and is isolating herself from her husband.
Ashmore and Evigan will play guests at the house. O'Leary is one of Mother's sons, joining the already cast Deborah Ann Woll as members of the family.
"What we're trying to do is elevate this outside of a genre movie," Bousman said. "I've done three 'Saw' films, I've done 'Repo,' and yes, this is horrific at times, but it's much darker and deeper because of the focus on the characters."
A spring release timed to Mother's Day is being eyed, with shooting set to begin next month in Winnipeg.