Five More to Stay at Whedon's Cabin in the Woods
by Brandon Lee Tenney
March 10, 2009
A while back we covered a little bit of rumor mill fodder regarding the forthcoming genre-subverting, Joss Whedon-written, Drew Goddard-directed horror film Cabin in the Woods. Well, THR is reporting some official casting decisions five times over. Joining the previously announced duo of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are actors Kristen Connolly (Revolutionary Road), Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek), Anna Hutchison ("Underbelly"), Fran Kranz ("Dollhouse"), and Jesse Williams ("Beyond the Break"). As for the characters that this gaggle will be playing, that's being strictly withheld by the filmmakers.
Though the official plot synopsis is also being kept under wraps, from this casting it's easy to see that the usual horror casting of attractive twenty-somethings is in full force (see photos above for reference). Joss Whedon had this to say of the bunch, "Finding this ensemble has been very hard and very rewarding. Each of the 'kids' is unique, fascinating and talented, and like true friends, the group is more than the sum of its parts. These are people you care about, able to go toe to toe with the amazing actors we've corralled thus far, and not unpretty in the bargain. I can't wait to harm them." What do you think of the latest cast additions?
Cabin in the Woods is set to release February 5th 2010, having been pushed back from October 23rd of this year presumably to avoid any competition with the potential and usual release of the next Saw film. And although we've only the slightest amount of confirmed details, I think this mystery is a good thing. We often go into every film nowadays with so much preconceived information that it's hard to be at all surprised. Mystery is underrated, for some reason. So I'm quite happy to see that Whedon and Goddard are at least giving it their best shot at keeping some secrets. Does this mystery peek your interest or turn you off?