Tiffany Haddish and LaKeith Stanfield are in talks to star in the latest film adaptation of a Disney Theme Park attraction, a new Haunted Mansion based film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What’s Happening:

  • Tiffany Haddish (Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, Girls Trip) and LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) are reportedly in talks to star in a new movie based on the Disney attraction, The Haunted Mansion.
  • According to reports, the “story of the new film will follow a family that moves into the titular mansion. Stanfield would play a widower who once believed in the supernatural but is now a rather lifeless tour guide in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Haddish would play a psychic hired to commune with the dead.”
  • Fans may recall that Walt Disney Pictures has already made a film based on the theme park attraction back in 2003. Starring Eddie Murphy as Jim Evers, the film followed a realtor who was summoned to the Mansion under the guise of selling the house, invited to stay overnight while the ghost owner of the home attempted to show that Evers’ wife was the reincarnation of his own love interest, Elizabeth. The film was met with harsh criticism and poor box office results, especially when compared to the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which was released earlier that year. Reports make it clear that this new film is in now way connected to the previous 2003 version.
  • The new movie is set to begin production in Louisiana this fall, with Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) helming the film and making his big-budget studio debut with a script by Katie Dippold.
  • The news today comes just as another theme park inspired film is about to be released. Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is due out on Disney+ Premier Access and Theaters where available on July 30th.