We recently reported that Adrienne Barbeau was cast in a role in the upcoming Jeepers Creepers 3. But shortly after that news broke, the actress took to social media to deny her involvement. Today, we have gotten word (via an Instagram post) that Meg Foster appears to be replacing the Swamp Thing actress. BD has sources alleging that Barbeau left the production as a result of director Victor Salva’s past conviction for child molestation. Barbeau has not confirmed those claims. You can see the social media post featuring Meg Foster on set, below.
Barbeau’s statement read: “Contrary to what has been reported, I will not be joining the cast of Jeepers Creepers 3. It’s a great script and if you liked the first two, you’ll love this one”
The interesting thing about her statement is that she did acknowledge having read the script, which suggests that she was definitely involved at one point.
The recently released outline reads as follows: “Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.”
The sequel is lensing in Louisiana. We also know that the Creeper’s truck with the BEATNGU license plate will be heavily featured in the latest installment. As we previously reported, Jeepers Creepers 3 is now filming.
About a year ago, a Canadian casting agency actually pulled down a casting notice after concern about director Victor Salva’s past arose. One fan later reached out to Stan Spry (one of the film’s producers) on Twitter to see if the project had been nixed, altogether. Spry reported that they were seeking domestic distribution for the film and that the picture was still very much alive.
What we know about the third installment in the series so far is that Victor Salva will be returning to write and direct. Actors Jonathan Breck (The Creeper), Gina Phillips (Trish), and Brandon Smith (Sergeant Tubbs) are all expected to return. Stan Shaw (The Monster Squad) will also be appearing
The two previous films collectively grossed over $120 million at the global box office. Stay tuned for more on this title as it is announced.