Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief) is in final discussions to portray the female lead in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. No details were given about her character.

Last week, plot details surfaced which indicated The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D takes place in present day. However, today's report reveals the plot takes place just after the events of the 1974 original movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was directed by Tobe Hooper.

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John Luessenhop is directing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D from a screenplay by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan, which was polished by Kirsten Elms and John Luessenhop.

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