/texas-chainsaw-prequel-young-leatherface-sam-strike/While it was reported earlier in the week that EastEnders star Sam Strike is starring as a teenage Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw prequel, that may not be entirely true. While he is confirmed to be playing a killer in this latest entry in the horror franchise, the movie will actually be a mystery that revolves around 3 teenage psychopaths. And the big question at the end of the movie will be: Who is Leatherface?
Relative unknown James Bloor will play the second teenage psychopath in a role that is described exactly like Sam Strike's character. Both will play budding young maniacs who have an affinity for the chainsaw. And 'saw', as any true The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan knows, is family! At this point, it is unknown if different actors will play Leatherface at different stages of his life, or if it will all take place in one time period.
In a second casting announcement, this time from Bloody Disgusting, it has been announced that horror favorite Angela Bettis, who starred in such genre movies as Scar, The Woman and May, will play Verna, mother of the Sawyer clan. French Filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, known for their cult hit Inside, will direct with Seth M. Sherwood writing the screenplay.