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Casting Call: ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Remake

Posted on the 15 July 2015 by House Of Geekery @houseofgeekery

It somehow slipped by me last Fall when they announced there will be a remake of one of my favorite horror films: I Know What You Did Last Summer. The 1997 slasher follows four teens who make a terrible mistake that catches up with them a year later. I always watch this film around July 4 and relish it’s small fishing town atmosphere and effective chase scenes that still get me on the edge of my seat no matter how many times I’ve seen it.
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I’m not at all surprised to hear that Hollywood is remaking this one but I’m unsure if it will be more like the slasher film or the thriller-drama version in Lois Duncan’s original novel. I am excited to hear that Mike Flanagan (the writer/director of Oculus) will be writing the script. For the sake of this column, let’s pretend it’s going to be a straight remake of the film. This is who I would cast. Spoilers ahead so stop reading if you haven’t seen this 90’s classic yet!

Alex Steele as Julie

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Most people will remember Steele as Tori in Degrassi: The Next Generation. She’s been in a few films since but this would be the perfect Final Girl breakout role for this actress who is the right balance of pretty and serious to play Julie. Noah Gray-Cabey as Ray
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Noah Gray-Cabey is best known for his role as Micah in Heroes. He’ll be debuting his teenage self in Heroes: Reborn and what newly mature actor doesn’t need a horror movie to prove they’re old and wise? Sasha Pieterse as Helen  
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Sasha Pieterse gained fame in her multi-faceted role of Allison on Pretty Little Liars. She’s got the prom queen looks and acting chops to pull off what I think is an underrated horror role. And don’t forget, it’s all about the hair! Luke Benward as Barry
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Luke Benward was a star on the short-lived ABC Family drama Ravenswood. He’s got the handsome jock look down perfectly; just what’s needed to play Barry. Neal McDonough as Benjamin Willis
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Benjamin Willis is the secret pyscho everyday fisherman who stalks and kills our teenagers as revenge. Neal McDonough is great as Dum Dum Dugan and I would love to see him in this role. Dylan Minnette as Max
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Max is the typical useless character; thrown in to show how desirable the lead girl is and to be a random kill to make our villain seem scarier. Dylan Minnette from Prisoners and Scandal is my choice to play Max. Alexis Knapp as Elsa Neal 
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Elsa is Helen’s older sister. She’s equally pretty but obviously jealous of her sister’s youth and popularity. I like Alexis Knapp and I’d like to see Elsa’s role expanded in the remake.Grace Gummer as Missy Egan
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Grace Gummer has that mysteriousness needed to play the creepy yet sympathetic character of Missy Egan. Take Our Poll

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