Two Cast Members Move Into Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’

by Thomas Tuna

The Mouse is getting The Haunted Mansion ready for visitors.

The popular Haunted Mansion Ride at Disneyland and Disney World will once again inspire a feature film. The Haunted Mansion (not to be confused with the 2003 Eddie Murphy vehicle of the same name) will start shooting this fall in Louisiana and has its first two actors in negotiations right now, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tiffany Haddish (Bad Trip) and LaKeith Stanfield (an Oscar nominee for Judas and the Black Messiah) reportedly will join the cast, with Haddish playing a psychic hired to communicate with the dead and Stanfield portraying a New Orleans tour guide who once believed in the supernatural.

Several months ago–as reported here in Horror News Network–Justin Simien (Dear White People) signed on to direct the reboot, working from a screenplay by Katie Dippold (the 2016 Ghostbusters remake).

The film–produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich–will spotlight such familiar mansion dwellers as Madame Leota, the skeletal Bride and the cloaked Hatbox Ghost. Reports indicate the reboot will be “a completely different take” on the spooky theme ride and will be a film “that stands on its own.”

That may be because the original 2003 horror/comedy–directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Murphy and Terence Stamp–was not a hit with critics. In fact, one reviewer called it a “terribly flawed fantastical comedy that neither entertains nor creeps.” Still, it did earn $182 million worldwide on a $90-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this remake of The Haunted Mansion.


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