After falling ill, Henry Lee Hopper has had to drop out of Wes Craven's upcoming horror film 25/8. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Max Thierot has stepped in to fill the lead role vacated by Dennis Hopper's son.

Hopper stated, "Wes said he was thinking about pushing the film back but couldn't because of the possible actors strike. I saw (Thierot's) audition, and he's a talented guy, really flexible, which fulfills the needs of the role."

The film is set to begin filming shortly.