Variety reports that Screen Gemsí remake of THE STEPFATHER has cast Dylan (CONGO) Walsh, Sela Ward and Penn Badgley in the lead roles. Walsh, whoís been changing the faces of others for five seasons on NIP/TUCK, steps into the shoes of the 1987 filmís Terry OíQuinn, playing a man who alters his identity to marry into fatherless families, then kills them when they donít live up to his exacting standards. Ward plays his latest wife, and in a gender change from the original, the suspicious daughter previously essayed by Jill Schoelen is now a teenaged boy played by GOSSIP GIRLís Badgley. In addition, Adrianne Palicki, who played Samís ill-fated girlfriend in TVís SUPERNATURAL, is currently in talks to play the sonís gal pal.
The new STEPFATHER will be directed by Nelson McCormick from a script by J.S. Cardone, both encoring from Screen Gemsí redux of PROM NIGHT, which opens April 11; filming begins next March or April.