Jamie Lee Curtis Praises Work On New ‘Haunted Mansion’

by Thomas Tuna

The Scream Queen likes what she sees around the house.

Jamie Lee Curtis–fresh off closing out one horror franchise with Halloween Ends–is already excited about another genre project: Disney’s reboot of 2003’s Haunted Mansion slated to hit theaters next summer.

Curtis–during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly–said director Justin Simien (working from a screenplay by Katie Dippold) has come up with a film that touches the “sweet spot of scary, fun and adventure. It’s like cooking. And from what I’m seeing and hearing, Justin has made something yummy.”

Curtis–who plays Madame Leota in the film–added that the reboot is “modern, fresh, old-fashioned and scary. It’s scary like a Disney ride, with a lot of humor as well.” The actor also said costume designer Jeffrey Kurland has whipped up some of the most beautiful film garb she has ever worn.

The remake–ready for its Aug. 11, 2023 theatrical release–follows single mother Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), who moves into a New Orleans mansion with her son (Chase Dillon), while looking for a new life. But, when Gabbie discovers the house is haunted, she enlists the help of a priest (Owen Wilson), who “spins the exorcism into a wild adventure,” according to the synopsis.

Then, they all turn to “a widowed scientist-turned-paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a psychic from the French Quarter (Tiffany Haddish) and a crotchety historian (Danny DeVito) for help.”

The film also boasts an appearance from Jared Leto (as The Hatbox Ghost) and cameos from Winona Ryder and Dan Levy.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Haunted Mansion.


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