Saw: Legacy

Van Peebles Joins “Legacy”

In an interesting twist, it has been revealed that Saw: Legacy, the upcoming new installment of the horror film series, has already wrapped filming and a third-generation member of a filmmaking family has joined the cast.

Joining the already announced Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson is Mandela Van Peebles. If you don’t already see the resemblance, Mandela is the son of actor and filmmaker Mario Van Peebles and the grandson of Blaxploitation pioneering filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles.

Mandela recently appeared in History Channel’s reboot of Roots and his role in this film is under wraps as well as the plot details, which involves the obvious Jigsaw traps.

Saw: Legacy is due for release sometime around Halloween.

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First Casting of “Saw: Legacy” Announced

It looks like two former actresses from the CW are about to become the latest victims of the returning Jigsaw in the latest installment of the Saw franchise.

Saw: Legacy, which is the first new film in seven years of the horror series, is being executive produced by the original creating team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell. As for casting, it looks like Smallville‘s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort and Reign‘s Hannah Anderson are the first to be cast in the new film. The duo of Michael and Peter Speirig will be directing the film from a script by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, the duo behind the remake of Pirahna.

The film is looking to be released later this year from Lionsgate Films.

H/T: Variety