Variety has reported that Alexandra Daddario is now in final talks to star as the female lead in the John Luessenhop-directed horror movie.
The actress is probably best known for her role as Annabeth Chase in Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Theif, though she did star in White Collars TV series and in Hall Pass.
The 3D project won’t be a continuation of the rebooted franchise, which began with Marcus Nispel’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003 and continued with Jonathan Liebesman’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning in 2006. Instead, it will be a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic.
Variety also says that producers “are hoping the film will launch a new fright franchise featuring the iconic, chainsaw-loving villain Leatherface and his oddball family.”