Joss Whedon horror film begins casting: Guess the plot!

Josswhedon_lJoss Whedon fans have something else to ponder besides the Feb. 13 premiere of Fox’s Dollhouse: The Cabin in the Woods, the top-secret horror film the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator co-wrote wih Cloverfield‘s Drew Goddard, has cast The West Wing‘s Bradley Whitford and Six Feet Under‘s Richard Jenkins. "It’s really just your basic typecasting: When you need two actorsto run through the woods in low-cut nighties, you immediately thinkof Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford," Goddard joked to The Hollywood Reporter. Whedon (pictured, left), who’ll produce while Goddard makes his directorical debut, told the trade, "[Whitford and Jenkins are] the first proof that though The Cabin in theWoods is a classic horror film, it isn’t one you’ve seenbefore."

So what do you think these two are plotting? In my dream world, Whitford (pictured, right) and Jenkins (pictured, center) really are the pair stranded in the woods. (Whedon and Goddard, who’s written for Buffy, Angel, Alias, and Lost, could totally pull that off.) But I also think Whitford would make a great "big bad" — something about the man is unsettling.

addCredit(“Whedon: Todd Williamson/FilmMagic; Jenkins: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Whitford: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic”)

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  • paige

    ive thought of whitford as the big bad since revenge of the nerds part 2!

  • Jonathan Noel

    Hey Mandi, I love you on Idolatry. Also loving the use of “big bad.” I have been watching Buffy the series for the 3rd time. Seriously, never gets old. Thanks for the Joss update too!

  • Kate

    Bradley Whitford working with Joss Whedon makes my little fangirl heart go pitter-pat. I don’t usually go in for horror films, but I’ll make an exception for this one. (PS: The photos are reversed-Jenkins is in the center and Whitford’s on the right.)

  • Eric

    Well yeah Whitford can play a big-bad, have you not seen “Adventures in Babysitting”?!

  • BC

    Plus Whitford was a great “baddie” in Revenge of the Nerds 2!

  • aboleyn24

    While Whitford as a big bad is intriguing, I think the only thing unsettling about him is he isn’t currently on any television show. I miss my weekly Whitford fix.

  • Nick

    can’t wait.

  • Kath

    Well, someone’s going to die. (What was your FIRST clue?)

  • Jessica

    Joss, Drew, and Bradley fraking Whitford? Could this day get any better?
    I’ve been Interweb-less for three whole days (!) and this is a great way to kick off my return to cyber-geekdom! Thanks, Mandi:)

  • Evelyn

    Bradley Whitford has played a lot of bad/sleazy guys in a number of movies.
    But Josh Lyman will always be near to my heart.

  • Jessica

    Kath, thanks for the giggle with your comment…

  • tcrab

    how about a cameo by Dr Horrible?

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