LEWIS' WIN, LOSE OR DIE CASTING
FANGORIA has learned that actor Giuseppe Andrews (CABIN FEVER?s party-hearty Deputy Winston) has been cast in the lead of the BloodWorks production of Herschell Gordon Lewis? WIN, LOSE OR DIE. Andrews also plays one of the lead homicidal lunatics in Tim Sullivan?s 2001 MANIACS, which will have a star-studded sneak preview in LA in early January (watch this space for exclusive details); his other genre credits include INDEPENDENCE DAY and SLEEPSTALKER.
In a statement, WIN, LOSE OR DIE producer Christopher Tuffin says, 'We considered a number of actors for the role of Jackie, but having worked with Giuseppe on MANIACS, I knew he?d be ideal for the part.' Andrews? character is the mysterious, madcap MC of the gruesome titular game show on which contestants bet their limbs and other body parts for big prizes.
Also recently cast in the film?Lewis? first as both writer and director since 1971?s THIS STUFF?LL KILL YA!?are THE X FILES? Cigarette Smoking Man William B. Davis and rising actress Brande (DRACULA II: ASCENSION) Roderick. 'We wanted an eclectic cast that would complement the range of characters Herschell has written for the film,' Tuffin adds. WIN, LOSE OR DIE begins shooting early in 2005; BloodWorks also has Fangoria Films? SICK IN THE HEAD in its pipeline.
Courtesy of Fangoria