‘Human Centipede 3’ Adds Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts had reportedly joined the cast of The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).

The star of numerous direct-to-video flicks has joined the final entry in director Tom Six’s controversial trilogy. However, details about the actor’s role in the horror movie are few and far between at the moment.

News about Eric Roberts’ involvement with The Human Centipede 3 comes from the folks at Entertainment Weekly. While it’s been confirmed that the Oscar-nominated actor has signed on for the project, it’s unknown if he will be a part of the centipede itself.

Roberts isn’t the first person to sign on for the third film, which began filming in Los Angeles last week. The Human Centipede star Dieter Laser and The Human Centipede 2’s Laurence R. Harvey have boarded the project as well. However, it’s being reported that they will not return as the same characters.

According to Cinema Blend, director Tom Six will also step in front of the camera for the sequel. While it’s clear that all of these people will appear in The Human Centipede 3, their roles are being kept a secret.

The Human Centipede caused quite a stir on the indie film circuit when it first debuted back in 2009. Even some hardcore horror fans had trouble stomaching the movie’s content. Although reviews were mixed at best, this didn’t stop Six from moving forward with an even nastier sequel in 2011.

The third installment has been in the works for a while. Unfortunately for fans, problems soon arose between the director and star Dieter Laser. Now that everything has been worked out, production on The Human Centipede 3 is apparently moving forward at a rapid pace. Depending on who you ask, that’s either a good or a bad thing.

It’s currently unknown when the next movie will arrive in theaters or home video.

Are you looking forward to The Human Centipede 3? What do you think about Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts joining the cast?

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