Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Spectre Teaser Trailer Arrives
And James Bond will return to IMAX
New Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
Meet the twins
New Terminator Genisys TV Spot Lands
J.K. Simmons discovers that it's not quite his apocalypse
The First Look At Ryan Reynolds' New Deadpool Is Here
With great power comes great irresponsibility
Southpaw Trailer Hits
Punch, it Louis Bloom
Shrek To Return For Puss In Boots 2?
Antonio Banderas drops a heavy hint
Ralph Fiennes To Receive Empire Legend Award
At the 20th Jameson Empire Awards
Simon Pegg Discusses Star Trek 3
'It's weird to take ownership...'
Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
About wine that is not alright alright alright
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Finds Force Majeure
She's in talks for a remake of the Swedish film
Podcast #154: Kenneth Branagh
A brave new world...
Antonio Banderas Empire Podcast Interview Special
Prepare yourself for one hell of a voice
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 March 2015
Lucy Lawless Joins The Fray In Ash Vs. Evil Dead
It's a Xena reunion! A Xeunion!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Kill The Messenger (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Men, Women & Children
Empire Star Rating
Touchy Feely (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Promised Land (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Oz The Great and Powerful
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rosemarie DeWitt Set For New Poltergeist Film
She's scared up a lead role

24 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

With the horror genre still proving to be a robust performer at the box office (see: The Conjuring), Sam Raimi and his team are pushing ahead with the remake of Poltergeist. Director Gil Kenan is still aboard to call the shots and the film has now found a leading lady in the shape of Rosemarie DeWitt.

After a long time spent screaming through development hell, the new take on Tobe Hooper’s 1982 frightener appears to be picking up steam, and has certainly made a solid choice in DeWitt, more often found in the indie likes of My Sister’s Sister and Rachel Getting Married.

Nothing is yet known about what the new movie will do to the story of a family who move into a seemingly perfect family home only to discover it was built on a burial ground and that spirits are hell-bent on causing chaos for the unwanted new arrivals. We’d offer a guess that DeWitt will be dealing with a missing child before too long, though.

Raimi is producing this one, which currently boasts a script by Oz The Great And Powerful co-writer (and Pulitzer-prize winning playwright) David Lindsay-Abaire.

DeWitt was last seen in Promised Land and next crops up in Touchy Feely. She’s currently at work on Kill The Messenger alongside Jeremy Renner.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Wrath Of The Titans Writer Joins Tom Cruise's Yukikaze
Dan Mazeau adapting Japanese source
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Who.....
....cares!!!??? More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 12:25 on 24 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)