Disney is currently developing a new Haunted Mansion movie. The studio previously turned the ride into a movie in 2003 with a feature starring Eddie Murphy.
Danny DeVito has joined the cast of Haunted Mansion, based on one of the company’s signature theme park rides.
The Haunted Mansion debuted in 1969 and was an immediate success. The premise sees theme park guests go inside a spooky and creepy manor that has a wide array of supernatural frights. It also featured a graveyard’s worth of characters, ranging from the spirit of psychic medium Madame Leota to the skeletal Bride to the cloaked Hatbox Ghost.
DeVito will play a smug professor.
LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson have previously been announced to be starring in the project.
Justin Simien, is making his big-budget studio debut on Mansion, which began production last week in New Orleans and Atlanta.
The details of the story and script by Katie Dippold are being keptunder wraps.
The film follows a mother and her son who come across a mansion that is more than it seems while being orbited by various characters key to undressing the spooky mystery.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced Disney’s billion-dollar-grossing live-action Aladdin remake, are producing via their Rideback banner. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds is executive producing.
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