The guest list has been kicked up a notch. Or two.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion is welcoming two genre superstars, if reports that landed over the weekend can be believed. Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis of Halloween fame and Oscar winner Jared Leto (Morbius) have signed on for the film, according to reports on One Take News.
Curtis reportedly will play Madame Leota in the reboot of the 2003 Jamie Foxx-led film, with Leto portraying the Disneyland animatronic The Hatbox Ghost.
The live-action film–based on the iconic Disney theme park ride–is directed by Justin Simien from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. The movie–described as a “completely different take” on the ride–is shooting in New Orleans and Atlanta for a March 10, 2023 theatrical release.
Haunted Mansion follows single mother Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), who moves into “a mysteriously affordable mansion in New Orleans with her son (Chase Dillon) while looking for a new life,” according to the synopsis.
When Gabbie learns the mansion is already occupied by ghosts, she “enlists the help of a priest (Owen Wilson) who, in turn, spins the exorcism into a wild adventure.”
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 original The Haunted Mansion–starring Murphy and Terence Stamp–did not sit well with most critics, but still earned $182 million worldwide on a $90-million budget.
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