Haunted Mansion is one of Disney’s many upcoming reboots and/or remakes. Based on the popular Disneyland ride, the movie already has an extremely impressive cast with the likes of Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, and Danny DeVito on the call sheet for the film. But, if you thought Disney didn’t have a few more tricks up their sleeves, then you’d be wrong as OTN has heard that another big name has joined the star-studded cast.
OTN has exclusively learned that legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the cast of Disney’s Haunted Mansion reboot in a supporting role. Sources say that she will play Madame Leota, a character previously played by Jennifer Tilly in the 2003 Haunted Mansion film. In the film and the Disneyland ride, Madame Leota is a ghost of a psychic whose head is encased in her crystal ball. She is one of the best known, if not the best known, of the supporting characters in the Haunted Mansion ride.
Jamie Lee Curtis is no stranger to working with Disney. The Halloween actress starred in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, had a supporting role in 2008’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua and another supporting role in 2010’s You Again. She also had a recurring role in the FOX series New Girl as the mother of Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel).
Read the synopsis for Haunted Mansion:
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).
Haunted Mansion stars Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 10, 2023