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Dylan Walsh to Play Penn Badgley's Stepfather

Dylan Walsh to Play Penn Badgley's Stepfather

Don't those three make such a gorgeous family?
A whole bunch of people I like — Dylan Walsh of Nip/Tuck, Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl, Sela Ward of Once and Again, and possibly Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights — have teamed up for a remake of the 1987 thriller The Stepfather.

Too bad their family is totally dysfunctional.
The story centers on a teenager (Badgley) who begins to suspect that his soon-to-be stepfather (Walsh) may be a psycho murderer who killed his previous family. Ward will play the mother; Palicki, who is still in negotiations, would play Badgley's character's girlfriend.

Will it be spooky?
I haven't seen the original, but Variety reports that this remake will be done in the style of a Hitchcock thriller.

Fun fact about the first Stepfather:
The role of the crazy stepfather was originated by Terry O'Quinn, now of Lost fame. He also reprised the role in a 1989 sequel, imaginatively titled Stepfather II.


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em1282 em1282 8 years
The original is SO creepy. I don't know if Dylan Walsh has the look to pull this one off, though. Terry O'Quinn scared the bejeezus outta me in the original.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
The first one was pretty cheesy....usually I poopoo remakes but in this case...bring it on! Plus, I have a thing for Dylan Walsh. LOL @ ".....imaginatively titled Stepfather II." That line made me laugh and laugh :rotfl:
demeter demeter 8 years
Dylan Walsh is amazing.
nybella nybella 8 years
hah, I totally was on the same train of thought as pinkflats. It took me a second to realize that this was about a remake. Although Dylan Walsh on GG would be awesome.
LoneWolf LoneWolf 8 years
Fuck. There Hollywood goes again ruining a good movie. The original Stepfather with Terry O'Quinn (Locke from Lost) in classic suspense goodness. It does not need to be remade.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Ha, pinkflats, that would be *awesome*.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
ha! i thought this post would be about gossip girl, and i thought that sela ward was dan and jenny's mother and dylan would be her lover or something. guess i was wrong.
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