Casting roundup: 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford gets spontaneous; Andi Matichak joins Halloween sequel

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Dec 12, 2017, 5:01 PM EST (Updated)

Combusting teens and new scream queens make up today's casting roundup news. 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford is set to star in another adaptation of a young adult novel. It's been announced via Deadline that she's currently attached to play the lead female role in the fantasy sci-fi film Spontaneous, based on the young adult novel of the same title by Aaron Starmer.

Langford will star as Mara Carlye, who has to come to grips with a disturbing reality in her senior class: Students are spontaneously combusting for no apparent reason. Mara and her friends band together while they await the possible inevitability of exploding. Spontaneous is being produced by Matt Kaplan and Max Siemers of Awesomeness Films with Nicki Cortese from Jurassic Party Production. Langford was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on 13 Reasons Why.


David Gordon Green's upcoming Halloween sequel has also officially cast its young lead. The Tracking Board reports that Andi Matichak (Blue BloodsOrange Is the New Black) has landed the role.

Jamie Lee Curtis is already confirmed to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the film, along with Judy Greer as her daughter Karen Strode. Matichak is rumored to be playing the daughter of Greer's character, which would make her Laurie Strode's granddaughter.

Green will be directing the film, as well as co-writing the script with Danny McBride. Halloween creator John Carpenter is executive-producing along with Green and McBride under their Rough House Pictures Banner. Jason Blum is also producing for Blumhouse, as well as Malek Akkad, who is producing for Trancas International Films.

The new Halloween sequel will premiere October 19, 2018.

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