Halloween Kills, the highly-anticipated newest chapter in the Halloween franchise has found its Tommy Doyle with the casting of Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club) says Variety.
Tommy Doyle, of course, was one of the two kids Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode was babysitting the night that Michael Myers returned to Haddonfield all those years ago. The character returned to the franchise in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers in 1995 and was played by Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)
Rudd was approached to reprise that role but was unable to join the cast due to scheduling conflicts.
Hall may have gotten his start in John Hughes films, but he is no stranger to the horror game. In 1995, he appeared in A Bucket of Blood, a television remake of the Roger Corman classic. He also spent six seasons starring in the television adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.
He joins previously announced Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak who starred together in 2018’s Halloween, a direct sequel to the first film in the franchise.
David Gordon Green will return to direct the sequel which he will co-write with Danny McBride.
While the new films retconned the franchise back to the beginning, they have added plenty of Easter Eggs and allusions to the other sequels, and all eyes will be on the new film to see what they have in store.
Halloween Kills is due out in October of 2020. Stay tuned to iHorror for more details as they become available!