Netflix ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Yarkin
1974 was the year a low-budget movie changed the horror genre. Titled “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the film introduced us to one of the most iconic villains of all time and treated us to a horror masterpiece. Four decades later, the slasher film is still influencing films of the genre, and Netflix is trying to expand the franchise with a sequel to the original film.
Netflix’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” revolves around Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), traveling to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to launch an idealistic new business venture. However, all of their dreams turn into a nightmare when they disrupt Leatherface’s house. Will they be able to save themselves from the serial killer?
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We’ll also see the return of Sally Hardesty in the film, who was the sole survivor of the Leatherface Massacre in 1973. Let’s take a look at the cast of the upcoming Netflix film.
Sarah Yarkin as Melody
Born on May 28, 1993, Sarah Yarkin began her career starring in several short films, including “Dream Girl” and “Felly.” In 2015, she made her television debut with the series “The Middle” and made an appearance. Her first major acting role came in 2017 when she was cast as Peg in the series “Foursome.” Since then, she has been seen playing key roles in TV shows such as ‘Single Parents’, ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ and ‘Borrasca’.
His first feature film was in 2019 with “Happy Death Day 2U”.
Elsie Fisher as Lila
The young actress is undoubtedly one of the brightest talents in the industry and started working when she was 6 years old. In 2009, she made her acting debut with the TV series “Medium” and played young Bridgette DuBoisn on the show. Meanwhile, in 2010, she voiced the character of Agnes in the movie “Despicable Me.” She also voiced the character in her sequel “Despicable Me 2”.
However, her moment of glory came in 2018 when she was cast as Kayla Day in the movie “Eighth Grade.” The film turned out to be a real hit and garnered positive reviews. She has been nominated for Best Actress by over 20 critics associations and has also been nominated for a Golden Globe.
Mark Burnham as Leatherface
Burnham becomes the ninth actor to play the iconic role of Leatherface in the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise. The actor started his career doing a lot of plays and went on to make guest appearances in several movies and TV shows. In 1998, he played the character of Quint in the television series “The Magnificent Seven”. Since then, Burnham has participated in such projects as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Black Cloud”, “The F-List”, “Lowlife” and “Snowfall”.
Jacob Latimore as Dante
Although he started his career playing several roles in television shows, Latimore was destined to be a big star and he did not disappoint. After making his acting debut on the TV show “One Tree Hill,” the actor went on to star in projects like “The Maze Runner” and “Collateral Beauty,” which starred Will Smith, Kate Winslet , Helen Mirren and Naomie Harris in pivotal roles.
Since 2018, Latimore has been a main cast member on Showtime’s hit show “The Chi” and has received plenty of accolades for his acting skills.
Nell Hudson as Ruth
Born on November 19, 1990, Hudson loved the art of acting and always wanted to be an actor. She made her acting debut in 2012 with the TV series ‘Holby City’ and went on to play supporting roles in TV shows such as ‘Call the Midwife’, ‘Crossing Lines’ and ‘Agatha Raisin’.
Hudson’s first major acting role came in the 2014 series ‘Outlander’. Meanwhile, in 2016, she starred as Skerrett in ‘Victoria’. She received the Best Actress nomination at the British Independent Film Festival Award for the film “Jewels”.
Olwen Fouère as Sally Hardesty
Born March 2, 1954, Olwen Fouere has been in the industry since 1980 and has worked on over 45 projects over the years. Since then Olwen has appeared in ‘The Sleep of Death’, ‘Screen Two’, ‘Space Tuckers’, ‘Saltwater’, ‘The Survivalist’, ‘Striking Out’, ‘Cursed’ and ‘Holding’.
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday, February 18.