MORBIUS Star Jared Leto Joins The Cast Of Disney's HAUNTED MANSION Reboot As The Hatbox Ghost

It's Mansionin' Time! (sorry). Disney's upcoming Haunted Mansion reboot has made a couple of major casting additions, with Jared Leto and Jamie Lee Curtis joining the ensemble in key roles...

Disney's new take on long-running theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion, has made a couple of major casting additions.

According to EW and One Take News (via FearHQ), Jared Leto (Morbius) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Kills) have joined the ensemble, which also includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, and Danny DeVito.

Leto is set to play The Hatbox Ghost who shows up at various points throughout the ride, while Curtis will take on the role of Madame Leota, the psychic medium whose head appears in the ride's iconic crystal ball

"In this mysterious adventure, a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon), 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)."

The Haunted Mansion attraction was previously adapted for the big screen back in 2003, but the movie, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Eddie Murphy, was a critical and commercial failure. Guillermo del Toro was attached to helm an earlier version of this reboot, but it never came to pass.

This latest incarnation was penned by Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016), and is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2023.

Still no word on whether Leto will reprise his now infamous role as vampiric antihero Michael Morbius, but the chances of a direct sequel seem slim after the movie was re-released in theatres, and flopped... again.

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