Munsters reboot confirms Catherine Schell casting with new image
Rob Zombie rarely shied away from showing fans footage of his upcoming reboot of The Munsters. Since the start of production, the director has been constantly sharing set photos on Instagram of different actors, sets and props. In her latest update, Zombie confirms the actress Catherine Schell to the cast and reveals a first glimpse of her character Zoya Krupp.
Schell began her acting career in the 1960s with roles in films moon zero two, and Return of the Pink Panther, and TV shows Space: 1999 and The spoils of war. As Zombie noted in his Instagram post, Schell retired in the mid-1990s. During this period, Schell was seen at conventions celebrating the birthday of Space: 1999 . She also contributed the foreword to the novel Not for Adversity. She published an autobiography in 2016. Schell returned to acting in 2020 when she portrayed Grand Duchess Valeria in BBC One’s Dracula miniseries. The Munsters will be Schell’s second major project since returning to acting.
In the photo, Schell’s Zoya Krupp stares offscreen, presumably talking to another character, decked out in jewelry and eye makeup. Like most details regarding the film, little is known about the character as she has never appeared in the franchise before. Either way, her frizzy hair and sharp black fingernails make her an intriguing addition to the cast.
Schell is the sixth actor confirmed for the cast. As previously announced, the beloved monster family will include Jeff Daniel Phillips like the Frankenstein patriarch Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie like his vampire wife Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck like Grandfather Munster. Richard Brake and Sylvester McCoy are about to appear as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang and Igor, respectfully. Characters Eddie Munster and Marilyn Munster have been confirmed to make an appearance in the film, but no casting details have been released.
While Zombie freely shared photos of the crew and setting, such as the 1313 Mockingbird Lane house itself, he provided very few actual plot details, leaving many fans to piece together their own versions of the film. Some think Zombie will drift into more traditional horror with comedy stitched in all over, given the director’s extensive work in the genre. Others hope to see the more comedic side of Zombie emerge during production.
The Munsters has no official premiere date but is slated for a hybrid release in theaters and on Peacock. You can check out Zombie’s latest cast addition below:
Plus, new details on the release date, when to expect the next trailer, and three pieces of the score you can listen to right now.
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