Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion remake is in post-production and while the film has a stacked cast led by Tiffany Haddish and LaKeith Stanfield, there is still many secrets to be told.
According to One Take News, Halloween horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis is set to play the infamous gypsy of the mansion Madame Leota. Jamie Lee Curtis’ name is something I heard earlier this year but could never confirm, today’s report now confirms that.
Originally conceived as a character to be featured in Disneyland’s version of the attraction, Leota’s character has been expanded, to be featured in multiple Disney attractions. She was originally portrayed by Leota Toombs (whom she was named after). Although the majority of Leota’s origins remain a mystery, what is known about her past varies from park to park.
The film also stars Owen Wilson (Loki, Cars), Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian), Danny DeVito (The One and Only Ivan), and Chase Dillon. Justin Simien, who was previously announced to be working on a Lando Calrissian solo series for Disney+, is directing. Kris Bowers, who scored King Richard, has been tasked with composing the iconic music from the attraction to the film.
The Haunted Mansion follows a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Dillon), who are looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for. Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Wilson), who, in turn, enlists the aid of a widowed scientist-turned failed-paranormal expert (Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Haddish), and a crotchety historian (DeVito).
Haunted Mansion is slated to spook up audiences in theaters on March 10, 2023. We should expect our first look at the film, with a possible trailer, this September during Disney’s bi-annual D23 Expo this September in Anaheim, California.