Actor set for Rogue's Wes Craven remake
Busy character thesp Garret Dillahunt has joined the cast of Wes Craven’s “Last House on the Left” redo for Rogue.
Dillahunt, who has memorable roles in “No Country for Old Men” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” will play the thug Krug in the remake of Craven’s 1972 original. Dennis Iliadis will direct.
Dillahunt joins a trio of other thesps — Rhys Coiro, Martha MacIsaac and Riki Lindhome — in the project, which is gearing up for a March 24 start in South Africa.
Craven and Marianne Maddalena are producing under his Midnight Pictures shingle, along with Sean S. Cunningham, who produced the original. Adam Alleca rewrote the original to give it a more realistic tone.
Story revolves around a couple, on vacation at their lakeshore house, who inadvertently gives shelter to the sociopaths who have just assaulted and nearly killed their daughter. After discovering the truth, they exact revenge on the attackers.
Dillahunt, who has had recurring roles on a number of skeins, including “Damages” and “Deadwood,” will next appear on the bigscreen in Paul Schneider’s “Pretty Bird.” Coiro, best known as crazy director Billy Walsh in “Entouage,” stars in upcoming “The Chaos Theory.” Lindhome has several projects on the way, including “Powder Blue” and “The Changeling.”