Actress to topline remake of 1980 horror film

Rebecca De Mornay will be the mother from hell, toplining the remake of cult 1980 horror pic “Mother’s Day,” with shooting to start next week in Winnipeg.

Role harks back to De Mornay’s turn as a devious nanny in “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.” Castmates include Jamie King, Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan and Deborah Ann Woll.

Producers include Genre Co.’s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten and Rat Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Jay Stern. LightTower Entertainment is financing; Curt Leopardo, Jessie Rusu and Jon Zucker exec produce. Shara Kay is co-producing.

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.

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