Danny DeVito joins Marvel star in Disney's Haunted Mansion reboot – Digital Spy

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He will join Owen Wilson and Tiffany Haddish in the new film.
Danny Devito will be joining the cast of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, the movie based on the signature theme park ride of the same name at Disneyland.
DeVito will be joining the likes of LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Loki‘s Owen Wilson, and The Mandalorian‘s Rosario Dawson. According to the Hollywood Reporter, DeVito will be playing a “smug professor” type character.
Justin Simien will be directing the film, making his big-budget debut after previously serving as showrunner on Netflix‘s Dear White People.
The film will follow a mother and son who come across a haunted mansion and will have to utilise the help of the various characters they meet along the way to solve the spooky mystery. No other details about the story or the script, written by Ghostbusters Katie Dippold, have been released as Disney are attempting to keep it under wraps.
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Digital Spy previously reported that Girls Trip star Haddish will be playing the role of a psychic who is hired to communicate with the spirits in the mansion, while Get Out‘s Stanfield will be playing a widower who moves into the mansion with his family. Wilson and Dawson’s characters have not yet been revealed.
Haunted Mansion began production last week in New Orleans and Atlanta, with audiences expected to see a release date in late 2022.
The film is a reboot of the original Haunted Mansion film, released in 2003, which starred Eddie Murphy as a man forced to stay in the spooky building with his family. The upcoming project is reportedly going to be a standalone film, with no connection to the first version.
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DeVito is a prolific actor, with Haunted Mansion being the latest in a long line of acting credits dating back to the early seventies. His last big-screen appearance was in 2019’s Jumanji: The Next Level, but he also appeared in films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, Hercules, The Virgin Suicides, Erin Brockovich, and The Lorax.

DeVito is also known for playing Frank Reynolds in the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has been on air for 14 seasons.
Meanwhile, Wilson is joining Haunted Mansion after his successful role as Mobius in Marvel‘s Loki, and Dawson recently appeared in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
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