Disney might have found its leading actors to star in the reboot of one of their scary films.
On July 28, Variety announced that Tiffany Haddish and Lakeith Stanfield are both in talks to star in Disney’s remake of their 2003 film “Haunted Mansion.” No details have been released about the film’s plot, but it has been revealed that the director of “Bad Hair” and the 2014 “Dear White People” movie, Justin Simien, will be directing the horror-comedy.
The original film, which stars Eddie Murphy, told the story of a real estate agent who takes his family on a vacation to spend time with them after working too much. On the way to their vacation, the agent stops to look at a mansion that he has been asked to sell but soon realizes he has to save his family after they discover it is haunted.
With the news coming out about the reboot, fans had a lot to say.
For starters, many were not too pleased about the idea of Disney remaking the original film. One person said, “Another remake. Has Hollywood lost all of its original creativity 🤦🏾♂️,” and another wrote, “Nah leave that classic alone.”
Others questioned whether Haddish would be a good fit. “It’s a no for Tiffany 🤷🏾♀️,” wrote one person. “Man why Tiffany though lol,” said another. The fans did not specify why they felt the Grammy award-winning actress should not have made the cast of the film.
Last August, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a “Haunted Mansion” reboot was in the works and that “The Heat” screenwriter Katie Dippold, would be writing the script for the film. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who both work with the production company, Rideback, and who have both produced on Disney’s 2019 “Aladdin” film, are named as the producers of the upcoming movie.
There has yet to be a release date given for the film.