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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' prequel to release this October

Press Trust of India  |  London 

"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel, "Leatherface", is set to release in October.

Christa Campbell, producer on the latest film in the long-running franchise, shared the on

"To all our leatherface fans out there. The movie will be released in October #texaschainsaw @latigrobman #LEATHERFACE," Christa wrote.

"Leatherface" has been in the works for a while, after the success of the 2013 film "Texas Chainsaw 3D".

In 2014, French directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury were announced to be helming the project, reported Spy.

Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor lead the cast as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman and Leatherface's mother Verna Sawyer respectively, while former "EastEnders" actor Sam Strike is playing Jackson, the teenager who grows up to be the mass- murdering villain himself.

The movie also Vanessa Grasse, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, and Sam Coleman.

It follows four violent teens as they kidnap a nurse and escape a mental institution.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 09:13 IST