BD has posted the full cast list and updated plot synopsis for Saw 4. Most of this we already knew, but now it’s shiny and official. Warning: as with most sequels, plot spoilers for the previous films are contained in the details below:
Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw’s latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle.
However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.
Tobin Bell…………. Jigsaw
Scott Patterson…… Agent Straum
Betsy Russell……… Jill (Jigsaw’s wife!!)
Costas Mandylor… Hoffman
Lyriq Bent………….. Rigg
Athena Karkanis…. Agent Perez
Justin Louis………… Art
Simon Reynolds…. Lamanna
Mike Realba……….. Fisk
Marty Adams………. Ivan
Lionsgate has released the first official photo from SAW 4, which can be seen after the jump.
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Justin Louis and Lyriq Bent have been cast in SAW IV. Director Darren Lynn Bousman confirmed the casting to BD and JoBlo:
“I am so stoked – one reason I love this franchise is most everyone has come back on the crew. Same Costume team – same props team – same production designer – DP – AD’s – basically everyone… At this point it’s like one big dysfunctional family… That holds true with the cast. We have some crazy surprises in store for the fans this year. Stuff no one is expected,” Bousman told BD.
“Yes Lyriq Bent is in fact returning… He is a great actor – and am very excited to be working with him yet again – on part IV.Â Â The story is much darker – more fucked up – and much more psychological! Oh yeah and there is some blood too!” Bousman told JoBlo.
The movie will center around Bent’s character Rigg.
Justin Louis’ filmography includes Shooter, The Marsh and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake. Bent was in both of the SAW sequels, The Caveman’s ValentineÂ and Four Brothers.
Production begins next week. SAW 4 hits theaters on October 26th 2007.
Gilmore Girls star Scott Patterson has been cast in SAW 4, according to a scooper at BD. We have no idea what role Patterson will play. What we do know:Â Darren Lynn Bousman’s Saw 4 will hit theaters on October 26th 2007.
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During the Lionsgate luncheon at ShoWest in Las Vegas, producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules confirmed plans to have actor Tobin Bell reprise the role of Jigsaw in Saw 4 and Saw 5, that’s right – SAW 5!
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Darren Lynn Bousman has signed on to return for SAW 4. Bousman directed the two previous popular SAW sequels. Late last year Lionsgate announced that a fourth film would be released on October 26th 2007. Bousman’s return seems like a last ditch move. Especially considering the fact that Bousman publicly announced his departure from the SAW series late last year.
Bousman is a very competent director if he’s given a good script. But everyone must agree that a fourth SAW film has been rushed into production, which is never a good sign. Production will begin on April 16 for six weeks. Yeah, doesn’t sound rushed at all. The good news is that Feast screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton wrote the story. Check out the full press release below.
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