"Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" gets its cast

Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:04pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) - The cast of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" is set and includes an old hand -- Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface, will make a cameo appearance, Lionsgate announced Tuesday.

John Luessenhop ("Takers") is directing the next installment in the horror series, which debuted in 1974.

With Hansen looking on, "Chainsaw Massacre" has a new Leatherface. Dan Yeager, a 6-foot-6 inch newcomer, got the role after the director met him by chance.

The rest of the cast includes John Dugan, reprising his role as grandfather; Bill Moseley, as Choptop; Alexandra Daddario as the female lead, Heather Miller; Tania Raymonde as Heather's best friend; R&B singer Trey Songz as Heather's boyfriend, Ryan; Keram Malicki-Sanchez as Ryan's friend; Shaun Sipos as a hitchhiker; Thom Barry as Sheriff Hooper; Paul Rae as Mayor Burt Hartman; Scott Eastwood as a police officer who has a thing for Heather and Richard Riehle as a lawyer.

The movie begins production this week at Millennium Studios in Shreveport, La.

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