Disney Eyes Tiffany Haddish for Haunted Mansion Film
We’ve got a few more details to share with you regarding Disney’s live-action Haunted Mansion movie which is currently a work in progress. According to a recent piece by Illuminerdi, Disney is eyeing Tiffany Haddish and Lakeith Stanfield for the project.
Last year, we here at MickeyBlog announced that the project was in development with a screenplay by Katie Dippold. We also announced that Justin Simien was reportedly in talks to direct the project. Little else had been revealed about the project until now.
The Illuminerdi released details today on both the storyline and the character descriptions for the film and we’re pretty excited.
The first role we know about is Gabbie, a single mom who purchased a New Orleans estate at auction only to discover it isn’t quite like they expected, Gabbie hires a grieving widower who works as a ghost tour guide, a psychic, a priest and a local historian get rid of the happy haunts.
Harriet is another of the leads who according to the character description is a psychic who can communicate with the dead..Illuminerdi tells us that this is the role that Haddish is being considered for.
Ben Matthias is another lead who is being describes as a scruffy, unkempt engineer working on a camera that can perceive paranormal activity. He’s also a ghost tour guide in the New Orleans French Quarter and has become a bit cynical when it comes to the paranormal.
Lakeith Stanfield is another actor that Disney is rumored to be interested in for the project however we aren’t sure as of yet as what character Disney is considering him for. Illuminerdi speculates that it could be Ben Matthias.
We’re also told that . Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirish who produced the 2019 live-action Aladdin will produce the new Haunted Mansion film. The project is expected to start shooting in Atlanta this October.
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Source: The Illuminderdi