Amanda Righetti Joins Friday the 13th Remake

You know, I’m glad I never really “got into” a lot of the horror franchises out there, or I would be apoplectic about all the totally unnecessary franchise remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, or what have you that is currently going on. Of all the franchises, I’m only really invested in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, having been scared witless by the films when I was a kid (and actually, they were the only horror franchise I sought out, actually having seen ALL the installments in theaters). And yes, I am peeved they are remaking it, but whatever, Hollywood. In any case, about the “Friday the 13th” remake. Amanda Righetti (pictured left, The OC) has joined the cast, possibly as the Final Girl.

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Amanda Righetti is in final negotiations to play the female lead in the Michael Bay-produced remake of “Friday the 13th,” directed by Marcus Nispel. Lensing will begin April 21 in Austin, Texas. Righetti also recently joined the cast of CBS pilot “The Mentalist” and her credits include “Return to House on Haunted Hill” and a recurring guest role on “K-Ville.”

Amanda Righetti joins Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki as the leading man and Derek Mears as the new Jason Voorhees in the remake. Michael Bay is producing through his remake-machine aka production company Platinum Dunes.

Amanda Righetti Joins Friday the 13th Remake