Casting rumors say Kevin Bacon, Helena Bonham Carter, and Halsey might join Mia Goth in Ti West’s MaXXXine
Back in September, right before director Ti West’s Pearl (watch it HERE) – a prequel to his film X (watch that one at THIS LINK) – reached theatres, production / distribution company A24 revealed that they had given the greenlight to another chapter in this series: an X sequel titled MaXXXine. Since then, we’ve heard that A24 would be giving X and Pearl fans a chance to be extras in MaXXXine, and franchise star Mia Goth, who played the Maxine and Pearl characters in X, Pearl in the prequel, and will be reprising the role of Maxine in the sequel, has said that MaXXXine has “the best script of the three by far”. Now some very interesting casting rumors… and we have to stress, these are just RUMORS at the moment… have started making their way around the Internet. One rumor says that Kevin Bacon (Tremors) and Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club) might be joining Goth in the cast of MaXXXine. On the podcast The Hot Mic, film journalist Jeff Sneider confirmed that he has heard Bacon’s name come up in connection with MaXXXine, and added that he has also heard that singer Halsey might have a role in the film. He hasn’t verified whether or not they’ve actually been cast in MaXXXine, but that’s what he has been told.
MaXXXine is being written and directed by West. Goth will be reprising the role of X survivor Maxine Minx, a burlesque performer and adult film actress with the goal of being a star. The film will follow Maxine, after the events of X, as the sole survivor who continues her journey towards fame, setting out to make it as an actress in 1980s Los Angeles.
MaXXXine is being produced by A24, Ti West, Jacob Jaffke, Kevin Turen, and Harrison Kreiss. Goth serves as executive producer.
Goth has said that filming will take place later this year. Our friends at Bloody Disgusting reported that West had this to say about MaXXXine: “What I can tell you is that we’re going to catch up with Maxine. And we’re going to find out what she’s up to. The way that X is a movie that is informed by and affected by independent exploitation auteur Americana and 1970s cinema, and Pearl is perhaps affected by the Golden Age of Hollywood and the glitz and glamor of cinema, MaXXXine will be more about within the industry itself and the boom of VHS.”
I really enjoyed both X and Pearl, so I can’t wait to see MaXXXine – and that’s whether or not Kevin Bacon, Helena Bonham Carter, and/or Halsey end up being in the movie. If they are, that’s cool. But if they’re not, I’ll just be glad to see this franchise continue with Goth in the lead.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/maxxine-casting-rumors/