Eric Roberts to star in "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)"

Eric Roberts arrives at the opening Night Of "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" At The Pantages Theatre on March 8, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Looks like this centipede is about to grow a little bit longer.

The filmmakers behind the graphic "Human Centipede" movies have nabbed an Oscar nominee for their third and final installment in the taboo-breaking trilogy.

Eric Roberts has been cast to star as a character called Governor in the "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)" according to one of the film's producers. Entertainment Weekly was the first to break the story.

The 57-year-old actor has starred in more than 300 films in a career that's spanned more than 30 years. Roberts, the brother of actress Julia, landed an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his role in 1985's "Runaway Train." Some of his more recent notable roles have included parts in "The Dark Knight" and "The Expendables."

The first "Human Centipede" film became a pop culture and social media phenomenon when it was released in 2009, even getting spoofed on shows like "South Park." Viewers were captivated to the film's unusual plot about a mad scientist who sews his victims together in an almost-unthinkable manner. The second installment, "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)," took things to the next level and was effectively banned in the U.K.

Tom Six, the director of all three "Centipede" films, has said that the third chapter in the horror series will "make the last one look like a Disney film." Six has said that part III will feature a 500-person-long centipede. Who's hungry?

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