For the first time since 1981, original Halloween star Charles Cyphers has reprised the role of Sheriff Leigh Brackett.
With the 2020 sequel Halloween Kills now in production, various photos from the set have emerged, including some returning actors preparing to begin shooting their scenes.
From Halloween Fans on Twitter, a new image has been released of Cyphers wearing his Haddonfield Police Department uniform, which of course comes complete with a name tag reading, “Brackett.”
Cyphers first appeared in the Halloween series as Sheriff Brackett in the original 1978 movie from John Carpenter. He has a particularly memorable scene with his daughter Annie (Nancy Kyes) and her friend Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) when he nearly catches them smoking weed.
Unfortunately, Annie would become one of Michael’s first murder victims when she’s killed off partway through the movie.
Cyphers returned as the heartbroken father in 1981’s Halloween II, telling Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) he’s going off duty to inform his wife upon learning his daughter had been murdered by Michael.
Cyphers is one of many fan favourites of the original 1978 Halloween to be coming back for Halloween Kills.
Some of the other confirmed stars from the first movie set to return are Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers and Nick Castle once again sharing the role of Michael Myers with James Jude Courtney. Of course, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak are also all set to return for the sequel as the surviving members of the Strode family.
Meanwhile, the Tommy Doyle character played by Brian Andrews in the original movie is also returning for Halloween Kills, but the role has been recast with Anthony Michael Hall and this instalment will also see Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam.
With an October 16th, 2020, release date for Halloween Kills, keep your eyes peeled for more casting announcements.
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