After nearly twenty years, Disney is looking to take another shot at adapting one of their most popular attractions. The studio has been developing a Haunted Mansion reboot for a number of years, but the cast for the latest iteration has slowly been assembling. THR has reported that Owen Wilson (Loki) is set to join the cast of the spooktacular film.
In addition to Owen Wilson, Disney’s Haunted Mansion reboot is also set to star LaKeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Tiffany Haddish (Bad Trip). Plot details are largely being kept under wraps, but it’s expected to follow a family who moves into the titular mansion. Previous reports have claimed that Stanfield would play a widower who once believed in the supernatural but is now a rather lifeless tour guide in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Haddish would play a psychic hired to commune with the dead. As for Owen Wilson, the nature of his role is unknown. The project will kick off production in Atlanta next month with Justin Simien (Dear White People) directing from a script by Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters).
Owen Wilson was most recently seen starring alongside Tom Hiddleston in Marvel’s Loki series for Disney+ and will next be seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, which is set to hit theaters on October 22, 2021.