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Kelli Garner, Juno Temple, Max Minghella and More Growing 'Horns'

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September 7, 2012

Kelli Garner / Horns

Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe is already slated to lead the adaptation of Horns written by Joe Hill (son of famed author Stephen King), and now the project from director Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) has gathered up a solid young supporting cast too. Max Minghella was revealed to join the cast earlier this week, and now a press release has revealed that Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Kelli Garner (Going the Distance, "Pan-Am") and Joe Anderson have all landed roles in the film about a young man who wakes up with a nasty hangover to find two horrifying surprises waiting for him.

The 26-year-old man, Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) finds that his girlfriend Merrin (Temple) has been raped and murdered, and he's the lead suspect. And if that wasn't enough, he discovers horns growing out of his head that grant him the power to make people confess their sins, which comes in handy as he searches for his girlfriend's killer and prepares for revenge. The press release says the "rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people, and what the loss of true love can do to a man."

Minghella will play a public defender named Lee Tourneau, but it's not clear what roles Garner and Anderson will have in the adaptation. The film is slated to start shooting later this year, and is currently trying to lock down international buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Minghella had a small but solid role in The Social Network while Temple has seen some darker material lately in Killer Joe. Meanwhile, Garner is fresh off the sadly canceled TV series "Pan-Am" along with Anderson who also had his show "The River" on ABC canceled. Having this young cast taking on a twisted story like this sounds fresh and better than another remake or sequel, so count me in.

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  • http://twitter.com/Ali_girl111 Ali C
    Ethan Garner is set to play Glenna, and Anderson is prolly gonna be Iggy's brother, Terry.
    • Philip J. Fry
      i was thinking Garner would be Merrin and Temple would play Glenna
      • Craig
        I was hoping that would be the case. I could see Garner as Merrin. I can't really see either of them as Glenna...
  • Craig
    Holy cow! I didn't know Danielle Radcliffe was starring in this. Last I heard, a year or so ago, Shia LaBeouf had been cast as the lead. Radcliffe is a vast improvement. 'Horns' was an amazing novel. I highly recommend it. It's a very blasphemous book, so if you're religious you probably won't like it, but if not, check it out ASAP.
  • Tati is not a twit
    This was a terrific book, and Heart-Shaped Box was even better. Definitely good reads :)
  • http://twitter.com/AlexJKane Alex Kane
    Temple is definitely Glenna, and Garner is definitely Merrin--I've read the book enough times to be sure of that. Hair color is pretty important in the book, it seems, and Glenna is specified as blond while Merrin is a fair-skinned redhead. The confusion is probably from the fact that during the main events of the film, Glenna is Ig's girlfriend, whereas Merrin is his late ex-girlfriend. (Assuming it's a faithful adaptation.) /endfanboyrant

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