Halloween's Will Patton and Cassidy Freeman Join the Upcoming Fifth "Purge" Movie
The newly-added stars will appear opposite previously-announced lead Ana de la Reguera.
By Chris Morse
It looks like the upcoming fifth installment of Blumhouse's The Purge franchise is moving along nicely with two more stars coming on board the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Patton (2018's Halloween) and Cassidy Freeman (The Righteous Gemstones) have joined the film and are scheduled to appear opposite previously-announced stars Ana de la Reguera and Tenoch Huerta.
Details are scarce on the new sequel for the time being, but it is moving forward with a script penned by series creator James DeMonaco, who directed the first three movies in the series. It was also previously mentioned that Everardo Gout would be directing this still-untitled new movie. The filmmaker is known for his work on National Geographic's Mars and Netflix's Luke Cage.
Audiences were first introduced to the extremely violent film franchise back in 2013. Produced on a modest budget, The Purge and its three sequels have continued to rise both in popularity and at the box office. The films to date have earned more than $450 million worldwide.
Sources have also indicated that while the new film will still focus on the familiar concept of that nightly event in which all crime is legal, it may take on a change of scenery from the usual metropolitan setting, but that information has not yet been confirmed by those directly involved with the production.
Given the success of the film franchise, it is no surprise that USA picked up the rights for a TV series. Currently, the second season has kicked off and is already taking what we know of The Purge in a different direction, focusing on what happens during the rest of the year outside of Purge Night.
As for the next film, fans of the series can mark their calendars for July 10th, 2020. As per usual, stick around with us here on Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates ahead.