BREAKING BAD Star Dean Norris Joins SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
We’ve got some more casting news to share with you for Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Breaking Bad star Dean Norris has joined the cast along with Gil Bellows (Patriot, Jett) and Lorraine Toussaint (Into The Badlands, Selma, Orange Is The New Black).
The film is being directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) from a script written by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (LEGO Movie, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and del Toro. Øvredal had this to say about the new cast members:
“Lorraine, Gil and Dean are exceptionally talented actors who also happen to be game for all of the creepy madness that this film entails. We are thrilled to have them aboard our macabre little train.”
The film is based on the wonderfully terrifying book series by Alvin Schwartz and the story will follow “a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town.” Specifically a character named Stella who is "a young girl still haunted by her mother’s disappearance on Halloween night — an incident that she suspects her father knows more about than he lets on. Years later, Stella and her friends are involved in a Halloween prank gone wrong. But are they really at fault, or was it the work of a vengeful spirit — a female ghost who uses her scary stories to come after the teens when they begin to investigate the disappearance of several children?"
It was previously revealed that the film features several references to the memorable stories from the book series. A couple of the references mentioned include the human scarecrow from the story "Harold" and the story about a girl with a pimple on her face that ended up being the result of a spider laying eggs in her cheek, "The Red Spot."
Del Toro also recently confirmed that they were going to preserve the look of the classic illustrations of the book for the various creature designs that will be in the film.
Previously announced cast members include Zoe Colletti (Annie, Wildlife, Skin), Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding) and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum).