Haunted Mansion is an upcoming movie inspired by the renowned Disney amusement park ride. As part of Walt Disney’s lineup for 2023, which includes The Little Mermaid, Elemental, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Haunted Mansion is generating significant buzz.
Distinguishing itself from other releases, Haunted Mansion draws its storyline from the beloved Disney theme park attraction. Here’s a comprehensive overview of what we know about the movie so far.
Haunted Mansion will exclusively premiere in US theaters on Friday, July 28. UK audiences will have to wait a bit longer, as the film arrives in cinemas on Friday, August 11.
On May 16, Walt Disney Studios unveiled the official trailer for Haunted Mansion. The trailer promises an exhilarating experience akin to the ride itself. Additionally, a teaser trailer featuring prominent Hollywood stars was released on March 2.
The official synopsis for Haunted Mansion reads as follows: Haunted Mansion follows the story of Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) and her son (Chase Dillon), who recruit a diverse group of supposed spiritual experts to rid their home of supernatural occupants. The film takes inspiration from the classic theme park attraction that has been thrilling visitors since its opening at Disneyland in 1969.
Haunted Mansion boasts an impressive ensemble cast. Rosario Dawson portrays Gabbie, the movie’s protagonist. Dawson has made a name for herself through various projects, including Rent, Dopesick, Daredevil, and Luke Cage. Her recent work includes appearances in DMZ and Clerks III.
Sharing the screen with Dawson is the talented Jamie Lee Curtis, known for her roles in Trading Places, True Lies, and the Halloween movie franchise. Curtis has garnered critical acclaim for her performance as Deirdre in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Completing the stellar cast are the following actors:
- LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta)
- Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)
- Owen Wilson (Loki)
- Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
- Chase W. Dillon (The Harder They Fall)
- Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
- Jared Leto (Morbius)
Justin Simien helms Haunted Mansion, adding another accomplished project to his repertoire. Simien has previously directed Bad Hair, the movie Dear White People, and the Netflix series Dear White People. Notably, he also served as a writer for these three endeavors.
With its anticipated release, Haunted Mansion brings the magic of the Disney ride to the big screen, promising an exciting and captivating experience for audiences worldwide.