Richard Jenkins joins Cabin In The Woods

Step Brothers’ Richard Jenkins and The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford have signed on for the thriller Cabin In The Woods, to be directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard.

And yes, in case you suddenly said “but he’s not Joss Whedon,” the man behind Buffy is producing it alongside the 15 other things bubbling away in his noggin.

According to Goddard the plot – which is still largely wrapped in secrecy, other than the fact that the pair will be men with a strange connection to the titular building – will provide a new twist on the screaming-teenagers-trapped-in-the-woods horror.


"It's really just your basic typecasting: When you need two actors to run through the woods in low-cut nighties, you immediately think of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford," Goddard tells The Hollywood Reporter.

And Whedon is convinced it’ll offer something different: “They're the first proof that though 'The Cabin in the Woods' is a classic horror film, it isn't one you've seen before."

It starts shooting in the spring and should be in cinemas by February 2010. The US Fox TV network has already preemptively cancelled it, even though it’s nothing to do with them.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter ]

Question: Does the presence of Whedon and Godard make you more excited for this horror film over others?

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