We are one month away from the premiere of the film adaptation based on the iconic attraction The haunted mansionlocated in New Orleans Square in Disney from Anaheim, Calif. The original title live-action, Haunted Mansionwill be released in theaters July 28, 2023 Worldwide.
Latest in the promotional campaign is a handful of character posters featuring glimpses of the main cast directed by justin simon (Dear White People, Bad Hair), and hyphen of Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016).
All the posters are found at the end of the note.
The good cast of real action is made up of LaKeith Stanfielda widowed scientist turned failed paranormal expert, hired to investigate the mansion, Rosario Dawson (Clerks III, Sin City), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Everything Everywhere All at Once), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Owen Wilson (The Wedding Crashers), Danny DeVito (Jumanji: The Next Level), Jared Leto (Morbius), Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Dan Levi (Schitt’s Creek), y Hasan Minhaj (The Morning Show).
“A single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, psychic, priest, and historian to exorcise her newly purchased mansion; after discovering that she is inhabited by ghosts.”
In this mysterious adventure, a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon), looking to start a new life, move into an oddly affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than what they expected. Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Wilson), who, in turn, enlists the help of a widowed scientist turned failed paranormal expert (Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Haddish), and a cantankerous historian ( DeVito).”
The Motion Pictures Association (MPA), the body responsible for granting age ratings to all movies in the United States, has hung Haunted Mansion a great PG-13 by:
“Some thematic elements and terrifying action”.
The attraction launched in 1969 and is still open today at Disney parks. Haunted Mansion “takes theme park guests into a terrifying and spooky mansion that has a wide range of supernatural scares. It also features a wide cast of characters.” The most popular characters include Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota, The Phantom, and Hitchhiking Ghosts.
The first adaptation to the big screen was released in 2003, directed by Rob Minkoff, and with Eddie Murphy in the leading role. In recent times, Guillermo del Toro was briefly on board for a new adaptation that never came to fruition.
Character posters (via Official site):