‘The Haunted Mansion’ Reboot Adds Two New Guests

The rooms are starting to fill up nicely in Disney’s latest film incarnation of The Haunted Mansion.

Owen Wilson–best known for his big-screen comedic roles–and Rosario Dawson are the latest additions to the cast of the remake of the 2003 film based on the popular Disneyland and Disney World attraction, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wilson–most recently seen as Mobius in the Tom Hiddleston-led Disney+ Loki series–and Dawson–who appeared as Jedi Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian–join Tiffany Haddish (Bad Trip) and LaKeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah) for the haunted ride.

It is unknown at this time what roles Wilson and Dawson will play in the film, but Haddish will play a psychic hired to communicate with the dead, and Stanfield will portray a New Orleans tour guide who once believed in the  supernatural.

The reboot–directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People) from a screenplay by Katie Dippold (the 2016 Ghostbusters remake)–will start shooting in Atlanta next month.

The film–said to be a “completely different take” on the eerie theme ride “that stands on its own”–reportedly will feature such mansion dwellers as Madame Leota, the skeletal Bride and the Hatbox Ghost.

The 2003 horror/comedy that starred Eddie Murphy and Terence Stamp was generally panned by critics, but still managed to rake in $182 million worldwide on a $90-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this reboot of The Haunted Mansion.

 

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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