If there’s been one common denominator of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell casting spree, it’s that the filmmaker has cherry-picked his cast from a pool of frequent collaborators, given the horror threequel has opened its doors to Sid Haig and Bill Moseley and everyone in between.
But thanks to the director’s lively Instagram feed, today brings word of a genuine newcomer: Richard Edson, the genre veteran best known for his performances across Strange Days, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Vietnam war drama, Platoon.
Further character details weren’t disclosed at the time of writing – ditto for all of 3 From Hell‘s other fresh faces – though we understand Edson will bear witness to the resurrection of Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), the Firefly Family of House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.
Here’s confirmation of that casting coup, courtesy of Instagram, along with the photo in question:
Something is going on here. @tompapa looking very groovy on the set of 3 From Hell. #robzombie #tompapa #3fromhell #sherimoonzombie #billmoseley #sidhaig #richardedson #deewallace
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And so, following the back-to-back addition of Pancho Moler (31) and Machete star Danny Trejo, 3 From Hell‘s casting docket now boasts Clint Howard, whose Mr. Baggy Britches is all set to become the second tortured clown of Ruggsville. Meanwhile, there’s also room for Austin Stoker (Assault on Precinct 13), Dee Wallace (The Howling, Cujo), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween 2), Dot-Marie Jones (American Horror Story) and Tom Papa, who is perhaps best known as El Superbeasto). David Ury, whose last collaboration with Zombie resulted in the Schizo-Head of 31, also stars.
Details of 3 From Hell‘s release schedule are being kept under lock and key, but we’ll notify you if and when that situation changes.