Betty White, Cloris Leachman, Colin Ferguson and now … Robert Englund.
The former Freddy Krueger will join the list of actors who have played members of the Bickerman clan in the Lake Placid franchise. Syfy says Englund will headline a new movie titled Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (and, yes, this film is supposed to mark the conclusion of the series).
Englund will play Jim Bickerman, a poacher caught up in the film’s latest giant croc attack. Elisabeth Rohm (Law and Order) and Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass) co-star. The film is shooting in Bulgaria for a 2012 release. Englund’s been a busy actor recently, having just appeared in episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Supernatural, Chuck and Bones over the past year.
Also new on the Syfy docket:
Another Saturday night original movie titled, End of the World.
Neil Grayston (Eureka), Brad Dourif (Lord of the Rings, Deadwood) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes) will star. In the movie, “video store clerks (Grayston and Grunberg), determined to save the world from meteoric gamma rays from space, turn for help to a notorious scientist-turned-science-fiction-writer (Dourif), institutionalized for believing his own stories.”