She's heeere! Rosemarie DeWitt, that is. She's been chosen as the lead in the new Poltergeist remake. This new take on Tobe Hooper's classic horror film will be made by MGM and Fox2000. Gil Kenan will direct and the script will come from David Lindsay-Abaire.
The original film told the story of the Freeling family, whose lives were terrorized by a slew of ghosts who came from the TV (which of course ruined TV for everyone for a little while) and kidnapped little Carole Anne.
The male lead hasn't been cast yet, but we're excited that this film is moving forward. Horror films have been killing it at the box office lately, notably this past weekend's The Conjuring, and it's going to be fun to see a new spin on an old tale.
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Rosemarie Dewitt has reportedly signed up to tackle a Poltergeist in Sam Raimi's remake of the original 1982 horror. Plans to reboot the film have been in the works for several years, but the project was put on hold due to financial troubles at the MGM film studio.
Last month (Jun13), movie bosses confirmed the film is now back on track with Raimi, who successfully rebooted the Evil Dead franchise, as a producer, and now they have found their lead actress.
Rachel Getting Married star DeWitt has signed up for the role, according to Deadline.com, while Monster House director Gil Kenan will take charge of the project.
The original Poltergeist, about a family plagued by evil spirits who kidnap their youngest daughter, spawned two sequels, and the new film is set to terrify cinema-goers in 2014 - exactly 32 years after the original.