Jeepers Creepers 3, the 3rd installment in the wildly successful yet troubled franchise, is currently filming in Louisiana. We received the complete cast list back on February 23rd and were excited to report that female icon Adrienne Barbeau had been hired to play a character named be playing a character named Gaylen Brandon, described as a “shattered woman a burning vendetta. When her long dead son starts to appear to her with warnings about the creature who killed him – Gaylen plots to use the information to end the creature once and for all.”
On March 3rd, however, we got word that Barbeau would not be participating after all. To recap:
We’re getting word that Barbeau will not be participating in Jeepers Creepers 3 after all. The actress made the announcement via Facebook: Contrary to what has been reported, I will not be joining the cast of Jeepers Creepers 3. It’s a great script and if you liked the first two, you’ll love this one.
While her reasons for bowing out were not addressed, it’s being hypothesized that Barbeau quit the production after learning about writer/director Victor Silva’s shameful past.
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Today, Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Barbeau has been replaced, and we’re getting another female horror heavyweight from the 1980s: Meg Foster. Horror Freaks will remember her well from John Carpenter’s They Live. She recently stared in Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem and 31.
Official Synopsis: “Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.”
We’ll keep you posted on additional Jeepers Creepers 3 news as details emerge. Stay tuned!