“POLTERGEIST” remake casts first lead
Rosemarie DeWitt, who put in fantastic turns in MAD MEN and Lynn Shelton’s YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, will lead Gil Kenan’s upcoming POLTERGEIST redo.
The first to be cast, it also seems the first real dip into outright horror for the actress, aside from Antonio Campos’ tense indie AFTERSCHOOL. In the remake, set to begin production this fall, a family with financial troubles relocate to an “outdated suburban home” and face a violent, angry spirit who takes their youngest daughter.
As previously noted, the “outdated suburban home” description has us questioning whether this will be an EVIL DEAD situation where it serves as remake while alluding to its place in the same universe as the original films. Sam Raimi is producing. [Deadline]