'Atlanta' Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Aubrey Plaza tapped to headline reboot of 'Child's Play' movies

Written by on September 20, 2018

Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry and Parks and Recreation alum-turned Legion star Aubrey Plaza will go head-to-head with a twenty-nine inch psychopath named Chucky.

According to Entertainment Weekly , the upcoming Child’s Play reboot has cast the pair for the film’s lead roles.

The original 1988 film, which spawned six spinoff movies, centered on a serial killer who trapped himself in the body of a doll named Chucky, which is later given to a young boy. 

Emmy-nominated Atlanta star Henry is set to play Greg, a detective investigating the strange, “happenings surrounding the doll’s nefarious spree.” Meanwhile, Plaza will play Karen, a mother who ends up giving her son the doll — later revealed to be Chucky — for his birthday.

According to Collider , the planned film will deviate from the original version by following “a group of kids and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.” 

Production on Child’s Play is set to begin later this year in Vancouver.

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