Jamie Lee Curtis reprises horror role in ‘Halloween’
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as the resilient protagonist in 2018’s “Halloween,” Universal Pictures said on Friday, 40 years after she made her movie debut in the original horror movie of the same name and became Hollywood’s “scream queen.”
Curtis, 58, will once again play Laurie Strode, the babysitter who faced the deadly hockey-masked serial killer Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror “Halloween.”
The 2018 film will see Curtis face “her final confrontation” with Myers, Comcast Corp-owned Universal said.
“Halloween” has become one of Hollywood’s most famous slasher film franchises, with nine sequels and reboots over the years, the last being Rob Zombie’s 2009 “Halloween II.”
Curtis’ last appearance in the franchise was in 2002’s “Halloween: Resurrection,” in which her character was killed.