B-D have just been e-mailed the casting breakdown for Rogue Pictures' Last House on the Left remake, which begins shooting March 10 in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to the synopsis and breakdown B-D learned that the screenplay was written by Mark Haslett, Adam Alleca and Carl Ellsworth for Dennis Iliadis to direct.
SYNOPSIS: John & Emma Collingwood are on vacation at their lakeshore house when, by a bizarre twist of fate, they give shelter to the sociopaths who have just assaulted and nearly killed their daughter. Upon discovering the truth, they exact a chilling revenge on her attackers...
[DR. JOHN COLLINGWOOD] 45, father of Mari and husband of Emma Collingwood. Overworked, and having recently lost a son, John agrees to take time off with his family at their lakefront Summer home. After offering both shelter and medical care to four stranded travelers (Krug, Justin, Sadie and Francis) John finds his daughter seriously wounded and struggling for life, then realizes his houseguests were the ones who assaulted and left her for dead. Cut off from help, John has to find the inner power to exact an equally brutal revenge on his daughter's attackers...LEAD (8)
[MARI COLLINGWOOD] 17-18, daughter of John and Emma Collingwood - a natural beauty, she's an expert swimmer with a tireless work ethic and a bright, lively nature. Still mourning her brother's death, Mari reluctantly accompanies her parents to their vacation house, an isolated lakefront house filled with difficult memories. While visiting her childhood friend Paige, the two girls fall into the clutches of three deadly criminals: Krug, Sadie and Francis. Mari is raped by Krug, and is then shot while attempting to escape. Barely alive, she manages to make it back home, only to realize her murderous kidnappers are "guests" in her parents' house... LEAD (6) PLEASE SUBMIT 18 (OR EMANCIPATED) TO PLAY YOUNGER.
[EMMA COLLINGWOOD] 41, confident, strong and very attractive, she's a determined woman still recovering from the shock of her son's death. Intent on recapturing her family's happiness via a trip to their lake house, Emma faces her worst nightmare upon discovering that the people her and husband, John Collingwood, gave shelter to had earlier that day assaulted and nearly killed their daughter Mari. Forced to fight for her family's survival, Emma proves to be a surprisingly ferocious enemy... LEAD (7)
[KRUG] Early 30s, a handsome, charismatic man with hard features and a heart of stone - Krug's a ruthless sociopath on the lam after a prison escape that left two cops dead in its wake. Intent on going into hiding as quickly as possible, Krug stops to pick up his teenage son Justin, only to find him with two young girls who must now be disposed of. Partnered with Sadie and Francis - Krug kills Paige, then rapes Mari Collingwood and shoots her, leaving her for dead. Charming his way into John and Emma Collingwood's house during a storm, Krug's clueless they're Mari's parents, and that they're about to stage their own revenge... LEAD (1)
[SADIE] 20ish, a sadistic beauty, Sadie is Krug's lover and twisted surrogate mother to his son Justin. Sadie busts Krug out of a prison transport van (with the maximum possible loss of life) but is afterward conflicted as to whether or not Justin's teenage friends Paige and Mari need to be eliminated. Initially kind to the girls, Sadie turns vicious when she's targeted in their desperate attempt to escape. Later, after being given refuge in the Collingwood's guest-house, the tables are turned, with Mari's parents intent on her destruction and Sadie finding herself desperate to survive... LEAD (4)
[JUSTIN] 15 (18 to play younger), the darkly innocent son of Krug who considers him a weak-willed disappointment. In fact, he's a normal, ethical kid horrified by his father and his murderous entourage. When Justin strikes up conversation with Mari and Paige, he exposes them to his fugitive father, inadvertently getting one killed - the other attacked and left for dead. Terrified of Krug but determined to do the right thing, Justin ultimately finds it within himself to help the Collingwoods survive their encounter with his lethal father... LEAD (22) PLEASE SUBMIT 18 (OR EMANCIPATED) TO PLAY YOUNGER.
[FRANCIS] Early 30s, Krug's brother, Francis is a street smart sociopath, an eager-to-please wing-man who breaks Krug out, then goes on the run with him and Sadie. He's unpredictably violent. Overshadowed by his brother's charisma, he's desperate to impress. Francis bites off more than he can chew when he tries to assault Emma Collingwood, facing a dauntless woman with brutal vengeance on her mind...LEAD (4)
[PAIGE] 17 (18 to play younger), a gorgeous hell-raiser who always speaks her mind, Paige works at the resort town's ice cream parlor. Childhood friends, Paige and Mari have a history of getting into trouble together - years later, Paige hasn't changed a bit. Shutting up shop to smoke dope with Justin, Paige winds up trapped (along with Mari) when Krug arrives - and realizes she's scheduled to be his next victim. A fighter who never gives up, Paige fights for her life to the very end...LEAD (18) PLEASE SUBMIT 18 (OR EMANCIPATED) TO PLAY YOUNGER.