Rebecca De Mornay has signed on to play the evil mother in the remake of cult 1980 horror pic Mother's Day, joining co-stars Jamie King, Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan and Deborah Ann Woll.

According to Variety, De Mornay is no stranger to dark motherly figures since her turn as a devious nanny in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

Darren Lynn Bousman is helming from Scott Milam's script, which follows a family of villains, led by a sadistic mother, who return to their former home and terrorize the new owners and their guests. The filmmakers are aiming for a release in April, timed to take advantage of Mother's Day on May 9.

Production will start next week in Winnipeg.