Jamie Lee Curtis to star in supernatural Disney reboot

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2 Aug 2022, 10:09

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Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis has seemingly confirmed her involvement in an upcoming Disney remake of Haunted Mansion. 

The actress reshared a headline on her Instagram page which read: “Jamie Lee Curtis reportedly playing Madame Leota in Disney’s Haunted Mansion,” and added a crystal ball emoji, which seems to put her stamp of approval on the news. 

The Haunted Mansion remake will come 20 years after the original film was released, with the 2003 version starring Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp and Nathanial Parker. 

The premise is based on the legendary Disneyland ride of the same name, and the 2023 reboot will also star Rosario Dawson, Lakeith Stanfield and Danny DeVito. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney plans to bring out the spooky movie in March next year. 

This latest iteration of Haunted Mansion will focus on a mother and son who stumble across a mysterious house, and all the eccentric characters within. 

The live-action adaptation will be directed by Justin Simien, who brought Dear White People and Bad Hair to the big screen. 

Production wrapped in New Orleans and Atlanta last year, with the former location being the original inspiration for the iconic theme park ride. 

Jamie knows a thing or two about horror movies, and will reprise her role as Laurie Strode one last time this October for Halloween Ends.

The upcoming flick follows 2018's Halloween and 2021's Halloween Kills, which themselves continued the story of the original 1978 classic. 

The action takes place four years after the events of Halloween Kills, and sees Laurie (Jamie) living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), and finishing writing her memoir.

The official synopsis reads: “Laurie, after allowing the spectre of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life.

"But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.”

Halloween Ends is in cinemas on October 14th, while Haunted Mansion is expected out in March 2023.