‘Haunted Mansion’: Winona Ryder and Two More Actors Cast in Horror Comedy
According to Variety, Winona Ryder (‘Stranger Things’), Dan Levy (‘Schitt’s Creek’) and Hasan Minhaj (‘The Morning Show’) were cast in the film ‘Haunted Mansion’inspired by the famous theme park of Disney.
For now, there are no details on which characters they will play.
Ryder, Levy and Minhaj
Remembering that the trio joins LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto, Jamie Lee Curtis and Danny DeVito.
The script written by Katie Dippold (‘Ghostbusters’) follows the character of Dawson, Gabbie, a single mother with a nine-year-old son. Looking to start a new life, she buys a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans.
When she discovers that the mansion is haunted, Gabbie resorts to hiring a paranormal tour guide (Stanfield), a seer (Haddish), a priest (Wilson) and a historian (DeVito) to help exorcise the property.
The film will feature classic Disneyland ride references, including the character of Letothe Hatbox Ghost. Curtis will also play a character named Madame Leota.
The film will be released in theaters on March 10, 2023.
The direction is in charge of Justin Simienacclaimed director and screenwriter of the series’dear white people‘.
Launched in 1969 and still hugely popular, the attraction takes guests into a sinister mansion with a wide variety of supernatural scares. His most popular characters include Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota, The Phantom and the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
In 2003, a feature film based on the attraction, starring Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp and marsha thomasonwas released, but failed to live up to the studios’ expectations.
The film only grossed US$182 million at the box office, from a budget of $90 millionas well as being a critical failure (biting a 14% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes).
a few years ago, Guillermo del Toro would be responsible for his own film version, starring Ryan Goslingbut the project was discarded by the disney after proving very terrifying to children.
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