Jaime King celebrates 'Mother's Day'
Shawn Ashmore among other actors eyeing filmJaime King has her cards and flowers ready for "Mother's Day," Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of Charles Kaufman's 1980 Troma cult classic, and Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega and Matt O'Leary are in talks to join the production.
The original "Mother's Day" revolved around three female friends who, while camping, run afoul of two brothers who engage in murder and rape to impress their deranged mother.
The new version, written by Scott Milam, is being remolded as a psychological thriller in which the wicked family returns to the house where they grew up to terrorize the new owners and their guests.
King will play the woman of the house, a wife who has lost her child and is isolating herself from her husband.
Ashmore and Evigan will play guests at the house. O'Leary ("CSI") is one of Mother's sons, joining the already cast Deborah Ann Woll as members of the family.
"What we're trying to do is elevate this outside of a genre movie," Bousman said. "I've done three 'Saw' films, I've done 'Repo,' and yes, this is horrific at times, but it's much darker and deeper because of the focus on the characters."
The Genre Co. and Rat Entertainment are producing the remake, and LightTower Entertainment is financing. A spring release timed to Mother's Day is being eyed, with shooting set to begin next month in Winnipeg.
Ashmore, repped by Gersh, has appeared in the "X-Men" movies as well as "The Ruins" and has the thriller "Frozen" in the can.
Evigan, repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment, is among the stars of "Sorority Row," Summit's remake of the 1980s horror movie.
King, repped by Gersh and Raw Talent, starred in "My Bloody Valentine" and appeared in "The Spirit." She is attached to star in "Emo Boy," an adaptation of a Slave Labor Graphics comic being directed by Kyle Newman.