The Child’s Play reboot may have just found two of its stars. The talk is that Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry could be in the new film and are apparently, in negotiations to star. Both actors are currently on shows that are air on the FX channel. Plaza is currently on Legion, and Henry can be found on Atlanta. While Henry doesn’t have any strong genre credits as of yet, Plaza has appeared in the the horror/comedy Life After Beth, and the dark-comedy Ingrid Goes West. According to Collider, the powers that be are looking at Plaza to take up the mantle as Andy’s mother Catherine, while Henry could possibly be replacing Chris Saradon as Detective Mike Norris.
The two would be joining Norwegian director Lars Klevberg for the reboot. Klevberg has a couple of directing credits under his belt including his short The Wall (2012) and Polaroid was made in 2015 and still awaiting release. Tyler Burton Smith is writing the film, which this would be his first foray into the genre as well. This project does look to be in good hands with producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. Both were producers on 2017’s It.
Where the original had a serial killer putting his soul into a doll and trying to find a new body, this film is expected to have a more technologically advanced doll. Since the film is in quite early stages, there isn’t any information on whether the doll will keep the Good Guy look or if they are going with an entirely new concept.
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