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Summer Glau - "The Initiation Of Sarah" Tv Movie - She joins the cast

Kimberly Nordyke

Wednesday 19 April 2006, by Webmaster

ABC Family initiates scary "Sarah" again

Jennifer Tilly, Morgan Fairchild, Mika Boorem and Summer Glau have been cast in cable channel ABC Family’s remake of the horror movie "The Initiation of Sarah." The original aired in 1978 on ABC.

"Sarah" centers on a sorority girl ("Sleepover’s" Boorem) with mysterious powers who unwittingly becomes the focus of a century-old battle between good and evil. Glau ("Serenity") will play Sarah’s naive and put-upon twin sister, Lindsey.

The respective roles were originally played by Kay Lenz and Morgan Brittany, who was actually the half-sister.

Fairchild, who played a bitchy sorority sister first time around, will play the girls’ mother. Tilly will portray Sarah’s mentor and the school’s resident enchantress, Dr. Hunter, a role originally played by Shelley Winters.

Also joining the cast are Joanna Garcia (WB Network’s "Reba") and Tessa Thompson (UPN’s "Veronica Mars").

Production is set to begin May 1 in Shreveport, La. The movie is slated to air during ABC Family’s eighth annual "13 Nights of Halloween," a Halloween-themed programming event airing each night from October 19-31.

"It’s suspenseful, scary and frequently wickedly funny, and we’ve got just the cast of leading ladies to pull it off," said ABC Family president Paul Lee.