First Look at Laura Vandervoort in the Soska Sisters’ Remake of Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’


Shooting began earlier this summer on the remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 film Rabid, being directed by sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska, and we’ve already got your first look today.

The image introduces Jigsaw star Laura Vandervoort‘s lead character, Rose.


Vandervoort stars as Rose, a demure seamstress who goes through a radical transformation after electing for plastic surgery following a disfiguring accident.

Ben Hollingsworth has also joined the cast as “Brad”, a fashion photographer; Hanneke Talbot (“Playing Dead”) portrays Rose’s best friend Chelsea; and Mackenzie Gray (“Legion”, “Riverdale”) is arrogant fashion designer “Gunter”. Rabid will also feature WWE superstars CM Punk as “Billy” and his wife, New York Times best-selling author AJ Mendez as “Kira”.

Rabid is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge.

A71 Entertainment will distribute Rabid in Canada with 101 Films handling the United Kingdom, Back 40 Pictures orchestrating theatrical distribution duties in the United States, and Shout! Studios’ Scream Factory imprint distributing the film across multiple platforms in the U.S. Rabid is produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation and London based, Media Finance Capital. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette are serving as producers.


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