Just one day removed from her fellow Disney+ cohort Owen Wilson joining the cast, Rosario Dawson coming along for the ride as well. As first reported by Deadline, Dawson is joining the ever-growing ensemble cast of Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming remake of Haunted Mansion.
Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson join the previously cast Tiffany Haddish and Lakeith Stanfield in the film. Dear White People director Justin Simien is on board to helm the feature with a script by Parks & Rec scribe Katie Dippold. Additionally, Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will serve as executive producers for Walt Disney Studios.
Debuting more than 51 years ago at Disneyland, The Haunted Mansion ride is an instantly recognizable attraction. The success of the film led to a bevy of multimedia adaptations from comic books to video games. The latest live-action Haunted Mansion film will reportedly be a new reimagining of the 2003 cult classic, starring Eddie Murphy. The new film will follow Gabbie, a single mother portrayed by Haddish, and her young son. After purchasing a New Orleans estate at an auction, the family discovers the home is full of ghosts. Gabbie decides to hire a mysterious widower, portrayed by Stanfield, who moonlights as a ghost guide tour, psychic, priest, and historian, to exorcise the spirit from her home. No word yet at this time on Rosario Dawson’s character details.
Recently, Rosario Dawson dropped jaws with her turn as Ahsoka Tano in Disney+’s The Mandalorian. The access will reprise her role in her own upcoming Disney+ series based on the character. Additionally, Dawson currently co-hosts TNT’s The Go Big Show and will appear alongside Michael Keaton in the Hulu miniseries Dopesick. Moreover, the Luke Cage star will appear alongside Benjamin Bratt in the upcoming HBO Max series DMZ.
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