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Female Lead Cast in HELLRAISER Reboot with Gender Swapped Pinhead

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We’re getting word that Odessa A’Zion (Let’s Scare Julie) has been cast as the female lead, “Riley”, in the upcoming Hellraiser reboot in the works at Spyglass Media (not to be confused with the Hellraiser series in the works at HBO). This news comes via Illuminerdi, the same site the first reported Elija Wood had been cast in Macon Blair’s upcoming Toxic Avenger reboot.

Illuminerdi also claims that the upcoming reboot will feature a female Pinhead:

Previously we revealed that the developers were looking for a female lead to play a gender-swapped Pinhead in a reinvention of the classic antagonist.

For an in-depth examination of this casting news put into context with the expanded Hellraiser universe, check out the video below from Mr. H!

David Bruckner (The Ritual) is directing Spyglass’s Hellraiser reboot from a screenplay penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

Meanwhile, there is also a Hellraiser TV series in the works. That series has Halloween director David Gordon Green set to helm the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Gallactica, Daredevil, Heroes) and Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trick R Treat) will pen the scripts.

We’ll keep you posted on all Hellraiser-related news as details emerge so stay tuned and check back often!

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ethangentleman October 7, 2021 - 3:40 am

You failed to mention that the reboot is based off of Clive Barkers original novel “the hellbound heart”, in which pinhead was was presumably a woman. So its not a reinvention as much as it is going back to the orignal source.

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