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Horror redo ‘Chainsaw’ catches Biel, Balfour

Nigel-helmed pic penned by Kosar

Jessica Biel and Eric Balfour have inked to play the leads in the Radar Pictures/Platinum Dunes production “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

New Line Cinema handles the North American release of the pic, a reimagining of Tobe Hooper’s 1975 horror classic.

Marcus Nispel directs, with a script by Scott Kosar.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes will produce with Michael Fliess of Next Entertainment. Ted Field of Radar and Jeff Allard of Next will executive produce. Focus Intl. handles foreign sales.

Biel last starred in “Summer Catch” and next will be seen in “The Rules of Attraction.”

Balfour currently has a starring role on HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” He also had a featured role on the Fox series “24.”

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