Richard Jenkins (Burn After Reading and Step Brothers) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing and Bottle Shock) have signed on to star in the upcoming Joss Whedon horror project The Cabin In The Woods, which has been written by Whedon and Drew Goddard who will also Direct. Whedon is producing.
While the studio and filmmakers are being very tight lipped to provide much in the way of story or character details, it is understood that Jenkins and Whitford will play white-collar co-workers with a mysterious connection to the cabin.
Being that Goddard was the writer of the hugely successful Cloverfield, the Cabin story line provides a new twist on a classic scenario. But instead of monsters movies, Goddard is tackling the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope.
“It’s really just your basic typecasting: When you need two actors to run through the woods in low-cut nighties, you immediately think of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford,” Goddard joked.
Whedon said the casting signifies what kind of movie they are hoping to make. “They’re the first proof that though The Cabin in the Woods is a classic horror film, it isn’t one you’ve seen before.”
The UA production is preparing for a spring shoot and will open wide Feb. 5, 2010, with MGM distributing.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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