TOUCH's Saxon Sharbino Signs on for POLTERGEIST Reboot
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TOUCH's Saxon Sarbino has boarded MGM and Fox 2000's upcoming remake of the classic 1982 film POLTERGEIST.
In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, the Bowen family is struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.
Sarbino will play the eldest child in the family. According to THR, Sarbino's character, Kendra, is "a typical teen, isolating herself from her family to focus on her friendships. But when she realizes that her new home feeds on the isolation of others, she must band together with her family to help save her youngest sibling."
As previously reported, Rosemarie DeWitt will take on the lead female role originally played by JoBeth Williams, who starred opposite Craig T. Nelson, whose roll will be played by Sam Rockwell, while SHERLOCK HOLMES' Jared Harris will play a reality show ghost hunter. Director Gil Kenan and crew are still on the hunt to cast the male lead.
Kenan ("Monster House") is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits include "Oz: The Great and Powerful"). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi ("Evil Dead") and Rob Tapert ("The Posession") via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee ("The Strangers"). Nathan Kahane ("The Grudge") will serve as executive producer.
POLTERGEIST is scheduled to begin production this Fall.
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