Lost's Tania Raymonde has signed on for a lead role in Nu Image's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, which John Luessenhop is directing for Lionsgate.

Tania Raymonde will play Nikki, a small-town girl with an attitude who is the best friend of Heather (Alexandra Daddario), who travels to small-town Texas to collect her inheritance, which includes her deranged cousin Leatherface.

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Production is scheduled to start later this month in Shreveport, Louisiana.