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Another original "Halloween" character is coming back, but a new actor will take over the role in the next installment in the horror franchise.

Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as Tommy Doyle, Variety reports. He'll star alongside Jamie Lee Curtis as the grown-up version of the bogeyman-fearing boy she babysat the night Michael Myers went on his chilling 1978 rampage. The role was first played by Brian Andrews.

As a follow-up to 2018's "Halloween," the upcoming movie will ignore the sequels that came before it, including 1995's "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers." In that film, Paul Rudd played Tommy. Another version of the character was portrayed by Skyler Gisondo in 2007's "Halloween." Hall's Tommy is part of a script that director David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will co-write.

While this is Hall's first film in the famed horror franchise, he's had a long and notable career. He has starred in classics such as "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Edward Scissorhands," "The Breakfast Club," and more. More recently, he was seen in the films "Bodied" and "War Machine" as well as the series "Murder in the First."

"Halloween Kills" will lead to more scares; another sequel, "Halloween Ends," will shoot directly after. The two films are set to open on Oct. 16, 2020 and Oct. 15, 2021, respectively.

[via: Variety]