Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson to star in Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
Disney has announced that the Haunted Mansion movie will be released in theaters on March 10, 2023. The new film adaptation of the Disney theme park ride starring Rosario Dawson will be directed by Justin Simien. Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, and LaKeith Stanfield will also star. The film will follow a mother and son who come across a mansion that is more than it seems. Along the way, they meet eccentric characters who are key to unlocking a mystery. On Instagram, Rosario Dawson has confirmed that filming has wrapped.
The theme park attraction is description is the following:
The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous realm of an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls, and supernatural surprises. Glide past a casket-filled conservatory, Madame Leota’s chilling séance room, and a ghostly graveyard of singing specters as you attempt to find your way out. Beware of hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may follow you home.DisneyWorld.com
This is not the first time the Haunted Mansion was adapted into a feature film. In 2003 Disney attempted to capitalize on this IP with Eddie Murphy as the lead. Unfortunately, the movie opened up with disappointment as it was not funny or scary. The Muppets also had their time in the Haunted Mansion in the Disney+ Special that premiered last year.
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