TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D (2013)
Director : John Luessenhop
Writers : Adam Marcus (screenplay), Debra Sullivan (story), Kirsten Elms (scenario), Stephen Susco (script)
Release Date : 4 January 2013
Alexandra Daddario : Heather Miller
Sara Paxton : Molly
Tania Raymonde : Nikki
Bill Moseley : Drayton Sawyer
Shaun Sipos : Darryl
Richard Riehle : Farnsworth
Scott Eastwood : Deputy Carl Hartman
Trey Songz : Ryan
Thom Barry : Sheriff Hooper
Paul Rae : Mayor Burt Hartman
Keram Malicki-Sánchez : Kenny
Gunnar Hansen : Leatherface
James MacDonald : Marvin
Marilyn Burns : Verna Carson
A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-yielding killer is part of the reward.
Plot Details Revealed
The new film is set present day and has authorities and angry townspeople ambushing the Sawyer home, where Leatherface is accused of carrying out many murders. Hooper, the local sheriff, is planning to take Leatherface in and give him a fair trial. But mayor Burt Hartman arrives at the house with a mob that starts tying ropes to a tree, preparing for a hanging, and ultimately throws a flaming cocktail into the house, burning the place down, along with its residents, including Leatherface's father Drayton (Bill Moseley).
Assuming the entire Sawyer family perished in the fire, everything goes back to normal, until killings start up again and Hooper begins to believe that Leatherface may still be alive and is back for revenge.
The film actually revolves around Heather, who, along with her friends, travels to Texas to collect an inheritance, learning that Leatherface is her cousin. She has a dark side, but unlike her relatives, also has some good in her. She's determined to find out who's behind the new killings.
The site says that there are some great scenes in the movie, including a sequence at a carnival where the villain starts chopping away at the attendees. And a 3D scene that has teeth flying at the audience after Leatherface smashes a person's mouth with a meat hammer.
About The Cast
GUNNAR HANSEN, the original Leatherface who has never acted in another Texas Chainsaw franchise film, is set to appear in a cameo along with MARILYN BURNS, the original film’s lead actress, playing the role of Verna Carson. Reprising his role as the Grandfather, JOHN DUGAN also makes his first series appearance since the original film.
Beloved character actor BILL MOSELEY, who played the role of Chop-Top in Tobe Hooper’s 1983 sequel, will play Drayton Sawyer in this film. Moseley will be standing in for Jim Siedow, who previously played the part before his passing in 2003. The two actors appeared together in the 1983 film and were quite comfortable together. Director Luessenhop explains how “Moseley is the perfect choice to capture some of the essence that Siedow had brought to the character.”
Playing Leatherface will be discovery DAN YEAGER. Director John Lussenhop knew he was perfect for the role immediately, after a chance meeting. He describes the 6’6” actor as having “huge farm boy arms, a brooding brow. He’s quiet, circumspect, and immediately struck a menacing chord with me. After five minutes I could no longer think of anyone else for the role.”
ALEXANDRA DADDARIO (PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, HALL PASS) has been cast in the lead female role of Heather Miller. The story centers around Heather as she makes a trip to small-town Texas to collect her inheritance, unaware that her inheritance includes a live item – her cousin, the notorious serial killer Leatherface.
Rounding out the cast of friends visiting the inherited house are TANIA RAYMONDE (“Lost”), playing the role of Heather’s best friend Nikki, with acclaimed R&B singer TREY SONGZ making his film debut as Heather’s boyfriend, Ryan, and KERAM MALICKI-SANCHEZ (PUNISHER: WAR ZONE and JOHN Q) as Ryan’s friend. SHAUN SIPOS (“Melrose Place,” FINAL DESTINATION 2 and the upcoming HICK) plays Darryl in the film, a hitchhiker along for the ride who knows more than he lets on.
An all new cast of law enforcement and government professionals take on Leatherface in this chapter of the saga: THOM BARRY (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, “Cold Case,”) plays the role of Sheriff Hooper with PAUL RAE (TRUE GRIT) in the role of town mayor Burt Hartman. SCOTT EASTWOOD (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, INVICTUS, GRAN TORINO) will portray Deputy Carl Hartman, a young officer who is battling a powerful attraction to Heather while hunting Leatherface. Noted character actor RICHARD RIEHLE (OFFICE SPACE) will play Sawyers family attorney Farnsworth.