Disney Channel star Milo Manheim, known for his role as Zed in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies” and for starring in Disney+’s “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” as well as for competing on ABC’s reality show “Dancing With the Stars” has just been tapped for an upcoming slasher thriller film titled “Thanksgiving”.
The upcoming slasher thriller is a Spyglass production and is being directed by Eli Roth.
Milo Manheim Joins Cast Of ‘Thanksgiving’
Disney Channel star Milo Manheim is joining an already stellar cast list, which includes Jalen Thomas Brooks, best known for his recurring work on CW’s “Walker” as well as Disney+’s “Big Shot” star Nell Verlaque.
Social media star and actress Addison Rae has previously been tapped as a supporting lead, as well as Patrick Dempsey, known for his work on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Enchanted”.
Character details are being kept under wraps, but fans can expect a ton of action and gore as the film will follow a slasher who comes to a small Massachusetts town with the intention of “creating a Thanksgiving carving board out of the town’s inhabitants,” per sources.
Shortly after the news broke, Manheim spoke out about the upcoming project on his Instagram page, writing, “There will be no leftovers 🔪🦃🩸🩸.”
Will There Be A Fourth ‘Zombies’ Film?
Milo Manheim has starred as Zed in Disney Channel‘s “Zombies” franchise for three films, alongside Meg Donnelly who plays Manheim’s love interest, Addison. Fans can’t get enough of the “Zombies” films, but will there be a fourth movie?
“If the opportunity presents itself and the stars align themselves, that would be an amazing experience,” Manheim told HollywoodLife in regards to a possible fourth film. “Zombies has been easily the most incredible experience I’ve ever had in my life. So yeah, of course, doing a fourth one would be amazing. But the movie does end in a place where we can leave it or it ends in a place where we continue it. So it really depends on what people think of Zombies 3.”
The “Zombies” films have been a huge success and have had a great impact on the younger generation, something Donnelly never expected. “It’s been really surreal. I don’t know, it’s hard to think about because it is so mind-blowing,” Donnelly told HollywoodLife last year. “But I think the franchise speaks for itself so much with the amazing messages that are in there. Any way we can help implement that with kids is so important, especially after seeing the impact it has on younger kids. I think it’s so cool to be a part of a project where there definitely is something — it’s not pressure — but it definitely comes with a responsibility for sure because you want to make sure you see yourself in these young kids.”
Manheim also touched on the subject, saying, “I’m young enough to remember that feeling of what it was like to meet Zac Efron and Selena Gomez. Not to say that we’re on their level, but I know that if somebody’s feeling like that, it’s my responsibility to live up to that hype. But also the movie does an amazing job with the writing of already conveying that super positive message. I’m just happy that we’re able to spread that to all the kids.”
All three “Zombies” films are currently streaming on Disney+. Manheim’s upcoming slasher thriller film, “Thanksgiving” does not yet have a release date.