Henry Lee Hopper, who was set to star in Wes Craven's new horror film '25/8', has had to be replaced following his departure from the project due to Mononucleosis. Hopper was set to make his big-screen debut in Craven's '25/8'.
Max Thierot has been immediately cast in his place.
"Wes said he was thinking about pushing the film back but couldn't because of the possible actors strike," said Hopper, who left the project a week ago and will enjoy time with his friends in California during their last summer home before college. "I saw (Thierot's) audition, and he's a talented guy, really flexible, which fulfills the needs of the role."
In addition to Thierot, Nick Lashaway, John Magaro and Paulina Olszynski are joining the cast, while Raul Esparza is currently in talks to take on the role of the killer.
Written and directed by Wes Craven, '25/8' revolves around a serial killer that returns from the grave to hunt down and kill a group of teens that were born on the night the killer was executed.