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Director Marcus Dunstan has opened up on who he would like to play the lead actress in ‘Halloween Returns.’ With the movie having turned into another take on the classic franchise we’re going to need a new name to play the woman which Michael Myers will be relentlessly hunting down. Dunstan’s first pick on who our killer will end up stalking might just surprise you. He is currently eyeing Gillian Jacobs who is best known for her comedic work on ‘Community.’

So how does he see her as the scream queen for the film? Well during an interview with Halloween Daily News the director of ‘The Collector’ explains just that!

“I really like this actress Gillian Jacobs. She’s known for all this comedy on ‘Community,’ and yet I didn’t know her from ‘Community’ first, I knew her from a movie called ‘Gardens of the Night,’ which is one of the most wrenching dramas, and she’s excellent. I thought, ‘I wonder if this great performer would do that again, would like to go there,’ and I think so.”

While she may be perfect for the part in Dunstan’s eyes, there hasn’t been an official offer made to her at this time. I’m sure every director has a dream cast for each film they tackle but until there is ink on the page, this is still just in the realm of his wishful thinking. With the film sounding like it will be a spiritual successor to the original ‘Halloween 2,’ it will be interesting as to which role Jacobs will have. In the early plot preview it would seem that the female lead is the Sheriff’s teenage daughter who sneaks in to see Myers get executed. No offense to Jacobs as she is attractive but she doesn’t quite look to be in her teens still.

Of course by this time the plot could have changed quite a few times.

Would you be interested in seeing Jacobs tackle the role of the lead in ‘Halloween Returns’?