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Disney’s new ‘Haunted Mansion’ sets release date

The project was first revealed to be in development in 2010 and will star Rosario Dawson as a single parent who buys the mansion.

In November 2003 Eddie Murphy took audiences into Disney’s Haunted Mansion for an adventure. Now, a new cinematic story in the spooky site based on the popular theme park ride has a release date just over a decade later.

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Today Deadline Hollywood reported that the movie, simply titled Haunted Mansion, will be released on March 10, 2023. It will open the week after Paramount’s take on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise and stars Ashoka actress Rosario Dawson as a single mother who hires a small team to help her exercise her newly bought mansion after discovering it is haunted.

The road to the silver screen for the project has been a long and winding one. A version of it first began under Guillermo del Toro in 2010. At one point, Ryan Gosling was attached as a star before they both exited, and the new version will include Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, and Danny DeVito as a college history professor.

Haunted Mansion, currently in production, is directed by Dear White People helmer Justin Simien and has a script from Katie Dippold, who previously wrote 2013’s The Heat, co-wrote 2016’s Ghostbusters, and 2017’s Snatched. While fans wait, they can watch the Muppets Haunted Mansion special on Disney Plus and park trips if a spooky fix is sorely needed. The project also delayed a sequel to Wedding Crashers, so here’s hoping it ends up being something worth the long wait.


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