Jen Soska: You’re going to be learning more about who our cast [for Rabid] is. Do we have our Rose? Yes, we do! It’s a fan-favorite, great in the genre, and someone we’ve wanted to work with for a while. Fans are going to be really excited when they see who we cast.
Sylvia Soska: David [Cronenberg] originally wanted Sissy Spacek for Rabid but went with Marylin Chambers. I think we’ve found someone who’s in between. And (I hope this doesn’t give it away, but) she looks a lot like Marilyn—like a lot!
This is what the Twisted Twins told Dread Central in an interview published March 28th. A month and a half later, we finally know who will be playing the lead in their remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid!
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Supergirl and Jigsaw star Laura Vandervoort has joined the reboot of David Cronenberg’s classic horror film Rabid.
“We are thrilled to be working with Laura Vandervoort on Rabid, who is the perfect fit for the role of Rose. She is an incredibly versatile actress who is quick to take on characters in all genres, and effectively tackles every role she plays,” said [producer Michael] Walker.
We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Rabid-related news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the original Rabid below.
Official Synopsis: Surgery leaves a Montreal motorcyclist (Marilyn Chambers) with a bloodsucking appendage in her armpit.