Disney’s Haunted Mansion: An Updated Cast List Including Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson

2023 will be a major anniversary for Haunted house; not the popular Disneyland or Walt Disney World attraction, but the movies based on that ride. Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the first attempt to turn the ride into a movie, as well as the year Disney tries to make you forget about that movie by releasing a brand new one.

Disney has been hit or miss when it comes to turning theme park attractions into movies, but the original Haunted house The movie, although it has a lot more upside than you might remember, is considered one of the duds. But the ride is still popular, and following the success of Jungle Cruise, Disney has assembled an impressive cast to try and make the new Haunted house a hit with the public.

Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian

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Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson will lead the impressive cast of Haunted house as a single mother and doctor named Gabbie. Gabbie will bring her son with her to New Orleans after taking possession of what is described as a “strangely affordable” New Orleans mansion. Before long, they discover that their new home is haunted and begin looking for ways to deal with the spirits. Rosario Dawson’s relationship with Disney goes far beyond Haunted houseas she is also set to reprise Ahsoka Tano, her Disney+ role The Mandalorianin the next series Ahsoka.

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Owen Wilson as Kent

Whether The Exorcist taught us something is that when dealing with otherworldly beings, call a priest. This priest will be played by Owen Wilson. His name is Kent, and he would be the first person Gabbie would turn to for help. From there, Kent will seek help from others. Since this is Owen Wilson, we can expect his priest not to be too serious. Haunted house is just one of many recent projects Wilson has been working on with Disney. The Disney+ animated series cars on the road is set to debut in September 2022. It is also set to take over Mobius in Loki Season 2, which is in production.

LaKeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You

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Lakeith Stanfield

One of the people Gabbie and her new priest friend will turn to for help will be played by Lakeith Stanfield, who was one of the first people chosen to Haunted house. He will play a character named Ben Matthias, who is described as “a widowed scientist turned failed paranormal expert.” Needless to say, the description covers a lot of ground. He investigates the paranormal, but not well it seems. Perhaps Be’s widowed status is why he started studying the paranormal, which already gives him quite a tragic history. Stanfield has already been nominated for an Oscar for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Tiffany Haddish on the girls trip.

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish will play the third of four people Gabbie hopes can help her solve her ghost problem. In this case, Haddish is playing a medium named Harriett. It’s unknown if this psychic will be “real” or some kind of trickster, although if this is a world where ghosts exist, psychics can certainly be real as well. Haddish was recently seen alongside Nicolas Cage in The unbearable weight of massive talent and has added her skills as a voice actress to numerous shows, including Tuca and Bertie and Solar opposites.

Danny DeVito in Jumanji: The Next Level.

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Danny DeVito

Rounding out the cast of four characters that Rosario Dawson’s character will go to for help will be a character described as a “grumpy” college history professor. There is perhaps no actor more capable of embodying the concept of “crochety” than Danny DeVito. This history teacher doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s speculated that he’ll be able to provide Gabbie from Dawson with some information about the house she lives in and possibly explain why it’s haunted. DeVito recently appeared in the Disney+ movie The one and only Ivanand still hopes to appear in the long development TripletsFollowing Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049/Hatbox Ghost at Disneyland Haunted Mansion

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Jared Leto

It wouldn’t be much Haunted house film without a few direct references to the popular attraction, and the new film found some big names to take on some key roles. Jared Leto would be on board to play Hatbox Ghost. The character was part of the Haunted Mansion in its early days, but was removed when it was felt the effect was not working properly. In 2015, a new version of the character returns to the race. The Hatbox Ghost is said to be CGI, with Leto providing the voice. Jared Leto is also set to direct the next tron film for Disney.

Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween/Madame Leota at Disneyland

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Jamie Lee Curtis

New Haunted house The film should in no way be related to the previous film, but the two films will have at least one character in common. Madame Leota is the name of the head inside the floating crystal ball that is probably the most recognizable part of the Disneyland and Disney World ride. In the 2003 film, Leota was played by Jennifer Tilly. In the new movie, Leota would be hosted by the great Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis is set to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in Halloween ends for what could be the last seen in 2022. She will also soon appear in the film adaptation of the Borderlands video game.

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Chase Dillon

Rounding out the key cast, Chase Dillon will play Rosario Dawson’s son Gabbie. Haunted house will mark Dillon’s theatrical debut, as his only other film role was in Netflix The more they fall. He appeared in several television projects, including The Underground Railroad for Prime Video and Apple TV+ Pine cone and pony.

The cast of Haunted house is already stacked, though it’s possible there are still more casting announcements on the way. There are several other characters in the attraction who could make appearances. Disney’s second shot at a hit Haunted house The film hits theaters on March 10, 2023..

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