Jamie Lee Curtis Bids Farewell to Her Final Girl Days

Jamie Lee Curtis is gearing up for her final turn as iconic Final Girl Laurie Strode.

Curtis, who has played Laurie for nearly 50 years since John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween,” takes the lead in Universal Pictures’ upcoming “Halloween Ends,” co-written and directed by David Gordon Green. The final installment of the re-quel trilogy, “Halloween Ends” is set several years after the events of Greene’s “Halloween” in 2018 and the extra bloody “Halloween Kills” in 2021, following the death of Laurie’s daughter, played by Judy Greer. is after .

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“Halloween Ends” premieres in theaters and The Peacock on October 14.

While “Kills” saw a shocking death and touched on political issues like #MeToo, police distrust, and mob mentality, “The End” marks a different kind of death: Curtis’ final turn as Strode. . Director Green co-wrote the script with Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier and Danny McBride. Green previously hinted that “Halloween Ends” will be a “much darker film” than his previous installments, 2018’s “Halloween” and 2021’s “Halloween Kills.”

“It doesn’t have a lot of games, it doesn’t have a lot of authenticity and retro joy,” Green said. “It’s a coming-of-age film, and it has a very different tone. And that’s what excites me about it, the three chapters I’ve been involved in are so different from each other. They are all there to honor Carpenter, but not just to imitate him.”

Kyle Richards, Andy Matichak, and James Jude Courtney, who plays serial killer Michael Myers, will reprise their respective roles for franchise Ender.

Lead star Curtis called the film “deeply emotional and cathartic”, especially with his character breaking up with Laurie. “I mean, when you call her a final girl – I never understood how important that name was until I did this last film. And now I really understand it. And I think you’re very happy. Will be,” Curtis told Salon about franchise ender.

With “Halloween Ends” filming wrapping up in February 2022, Curtis called the final day of production “bittersweet” in an Instagram post. “I’ve made great friends and collaborated with amazing actors in these three films and today my part in the film is over and that’s the end of the trilogy for me,” added Curtis. said “I love this team and cast and I will miss you all. We can’t wait for fans to watch the film.”

Curtis leaves Haddonfield for good in the 13th entry in the “Halloween” franchise.

“It’s all because of the fans who have always supported me and most importantly, Laurie,” Curtis added, before thanking production companies Blumhouse, Trunks, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, and Universal Pictures.

“Halloween Ends” premieres in theaters and The Peacock on Oct. 14 from Universal Pictures.

Check out the final trailer below.

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