Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Jamie Lee Curtis To Play Laurie Strode In Halloween Reboot

Jamie Lee Curtis To Play Laurie Strode In Halloween Reboot

Well, here's a little bit of news that we definitely didn't see coming: Jamie Lee Curtis is headed back to Haddonfield one last time to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the iconic Halloween franchise that helped to launch her career almost 40 years ago with John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic.

"'Halloween: Resurrection was a joke, '" Curtis told TooFab back in 2015.

Yep, the original and best primary victim of Michael Myers is returning to the role that defined her career, pretty much 40 years to the day. And this post from Curtis all but confirms she will be reprising her role in the new movie. The film, co-written and directed by scary-movie genius John Carpenter, literally defined a new generation of horror (aka: super creepy guy terrorizes group of teens).

In that film, audiences met Michael Myers, a young boy from the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, who murders his older sister on Halloween night in 1963 and is locked away in an asylum.

Although it has been 15 years since Curtis's last Halloween film, she hasn't been a stranger to horror.

Curtis first played Laurie Strode in the 1978 film Halloween. Two sequels followed in that storyline, but they got progressively worse.

Laurie's inclusion is a bit of a surprise since she was seemingly killed off in 2002's "Halloween: Resurrection".

Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the "Halloween" franchise in a new movie due out October 19, 2018. The project has the support of Halloween director John Carpenter, who wrote on Facebook, "David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct".

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