Over three years ago, Erik first shared word with us that Kevin Smith's rumored horror movie had an apt name -- Red State. The filmmaker had been inspired by the religious insanity that is Fred Phelps, so it was a nice play on words merging bloodletting with conservative politics. But Shirley Phelps didn't give a rats tutu about the "boring" film, and that seemed to be the consensus outside the Phelps family as well. Smith had a tough time pulling the money together, and even when it seemed like things were a go for July, the month came and went without any religious horror.

But now Smith has jumped a huge leap forward, snagging a cast for the feature, which will now begin filming on September 22.
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