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Laura Vandervoort will lead the cast for remake of Cronenberg's classic, Rabid
By James Whittington, Friday 11th May 2018

Clay Epstein's Film Mode Entertainment has announced that Laura Vandervoort (JIGSAW) will lead the cast on their newest feature, Rabid, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name. Horror fans already know that the "Twisted Twins" aka, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker In A Trunk) are directing.

Rabid, written by Jen and Sylvia Soska and John Serge will have a modern and relevant spin from the woman's perspective, and the addition of Laura Vandervoort, this new Rabid promises to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film whilst drawing influences from the original movie. It follows Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.

Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein says, "This terrifying and brilliant script has already proven its market appeal and now with the casting of Laura Vandervoort, we are another step closer to bringing Rabid to audiences worldwide. Vandervoort has built a loyal, international fan-base of both men and women, of all ages, and her addition to the film will certainly entice buyers in Cannes."

Rabid has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. Film Mode Entertainment is representing the rest of the world.

"We are thrilled to be working with Laura Vandervoort on Rabid who is the perfect fit for the role of Rose. She is an incredibly versatile actress who is quick to take on characters in all genres, and effectively tackles every role she plays." Said producer Michael Walker.


Related show tags: DAVID CRONENBERG, LAURA VANDERVOORT, RABID, SOSKA SISTERS
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