Dante Tomaselli has directed a number of horror films over the years, including Torture Chamber, Satan’s Playground and Horror, and now the Italian-American director is set to take on his biggest film yet, a remake of the classic 1976 slasher, Alice Sweet Alice.
The first bit of casting news has been announced as Kathryn Morris (TV series Cold Case, Minority Report, Mindhunters, Paycheck) has signed on to play Alice’s Mother Catherine Spages.
Here is the synopsis for the original film:
“Paula Sheppard is Alice, a pouty, petulant problem child at that awkward age living with her precocious little sister, Karen (Brooke Shields), and single mom. When Karen is murdered during her first communion and Alice takes her place in line, suspicion immediately falls on her. Then a diminutive killer in a yellow slicker and opaque mask continues the reign of terror, and Alice’s estranged father takes up the investigation to prove her innocence.”
Tomaselli recently spoke with The Inquisitr regarding the remake, and said:
“All of the same characters for the most part. Similar situations, though sometimes different outcomes. Wouldn’t it be boring to know what’s coming next? Definitely some new surprises, but I can’t reveal. You won’t know where it’s going. As far as locations, it’s working-class Italian Catholic Paterson, New Jersey. The main difference is whereas the original was set in the 60s, the new one will be in the 70s”
On casting Morris in the role of the Mother, the director said:
“Kathryn Morris will star as Catherine Spages, Alice’s mother. Kathryn was the lead in the CBS series Cold Case and had a role as Tom Cruise’s wife in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. She’s like a chameleon — totally versatile. Slips right into a role. Her character in Alice is modeled after the original Catherine Spages, played by Linda Miller. In keeping with the spirit of the original, Kathryn’s character will look and feel similar, strikingly beautiful, perfectly sculpted dark hair, fiercely protective of her children and plagued by deep Catholic guilt”