'Percy Jackson' actress Alexandra Daddario confirmed for 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Alexandra Daddario has been cast in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, EW can exclusively confirm. The actress, who is best known for appearing in last year’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, will play the lead role of Heather.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is the seventh Chainsaw Massacre movie but is being hyped as a direct sequel to director Tobe Hooper’s infamous, original 1974 film. The movie starts filming later this month in Louisiana, which will continue the franchise’s tradition of being shot in pretty much the hottest conditions imaginable. “It’s going to be rough,” Daddario told EW. “I tried out Bikram yoga, that crazy hot yoga, to get used to the heat. But it’s actually good because it brings a sense of realism to what you’re doing. It will definitely be an experience.” The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is set for release on Oct. 5, 2012.

While the immediate future of the Chainsaw franchise is secure, that of the Percy Jackson movies remains up in the air, according to Daddario. “I know they would like to go forward with [a second film], and I would jump at the chance to reprise my character, but we haven’t heard anything officially,” says the actress. “I feel we’re getting close. You keep hearing more and more as time goes on. But it’s a crazy business. You don’t know anything for sure until it’s definitely sure.”

For more on Alexandra Daddario and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, check out the next issue of EW.

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  • Tool

    Is it in 3-D?

  • Yo

    As long as she wears tight faded jeans and a tight white wifebeater, it’ll be good.

    Seriously, as far as remakes/reboots go, the 2003 “Chainsaw” was a very solid effort. I hope this is as good as that one.

    • StewyFan

      I agree. But I’m not feeling the 3D part.

  • Jenn

    If they want it to look like it’s hot enough to steam their brains in their heads, then Louisiana is the perfect place to be. Hope they at least play it safe, wouldn’t want any of those kids having a heat stroke. Also looking forward to another Percy Jackson movie.

  • Sam S.

    I’m not sure if they had confirmation (though they usually claim they do), but Bloody-Disgusting.com reported this news last week. Either way, they’ll probably slam EW like they do when they see you claimed the exclusive scoop. Regardless, the plot sounds fairly interesting and has way more meat than the usual slasher set-up so it could be good. The reboot and its prequel were both enjoyable, so lets see if Daddario can fill Biel’s and Brewster’s white tank top.

    • Amy

      I don’t think she will have any trouble “feeling out” the tank top, did you even look at the picture? Those boobs are huge, just sayin’. Regardless of how original the plot sounds, I doubt I will see it. These types of slasher movies are designed for guys because the female characters usually don’t wear any clothes.

      • Sam S.

        Honestly, I wasn’t just referencing her cup size. I thought Biel and Brewster were great as the heroines of their respective “Massacre” films and I was commenting that I hope she can bring the same intensity. I just switched the word shoes with tank top, because its a staple of the films. If she looks great while doing it, well that’s just fine. If slashers aren’t your thing that’s fine too, but I wouldn’t pigeonhole the audience for these types of films because I know plenty of girls that love them.

  • Jeff Algazy

    She was amazing in Bereavement!

  • lori

    i like the fact that it will be a direct sequel to the original.the original is the best movie ever.i wonder what part of louisiana its gonna be filmed in.??

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