Kyle Gallner Set To Return For SMILE 2

The scream king joins Rosemarie DeWitt, Lukas Gage and Naomi Scott in the sequel to Parker Finn's 2022 supernatural horror.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · January 11, 2024, 10:02 AM PST
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Scream king Kyle Gallner (Jennifer's Body, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dinner in America and last year's excellent The Passenger) is due to return for Paramount Pictures and Parker Finn's as-of-now untitled sequel to 2022's smash hit horror Smile.

Joining Gallner is The Staircase's Rosemarie DeWitt, and we previously learned that Smile 2 (which is not yet the project's official name) is being lead by The White Lotus breakout Lukas Gage and Aladdin star Naomi Scott.

Starring Sosie Bacon, Kal Penn and Jessie T. Usher, Smile followed a therapist plagued by terrifying supernatural occurrences (and smiles) after witnessing the bizarre suicide of one of her patients. The film racked up a hugely impressive $200 million box office worldwide against a $17 million budget, so a sequel was pretty much a given.

Excitingly, the sequel first of part of Finn's new deal with Paramount, where he is expected to write, direct and produce films in the horror genre for the studio.

According to Variety, the sequel is set to arrive on October 18 of this year - just in time for Halloween!