Danny DeVito is the latest addition to Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion film.
THR is reporting that the Taxi and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star has an undisclosed role. The film is based upon the popular Disney ride of the same name. DeVito joins a cast that already features Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, and Tiffany Haddish.
Haunted Mansion will be directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People) from a screenplay written by Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation). Further details about the new adaptation’s plot are still being kept under wraps, but Stanfield will reportedly play a widower who once believed in the supernatural but is now a rather lifeless tour guide in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Meanwhile, Haddish will portray a psychic hired to commune with the dead.
The titular theme park was first adapted into the 2003 film which starred Eddie Murphy as a workaholic realtor who along with his family gets trapped inside a mansion inhabited by ghosts.
The new Haunted Mansion movie is being produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin) of Rideback. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will serve as executive producer.
The project comes after the recent successful launch of Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily. A sequel to the action-adventure film is currently in the works.