The week started off with casting news about Amityville, and so it seems only fitting that we end the week on the same note. Read on for details about the new addition to the latest installment in the undying franchise!
The Wrap reports that “Shameless” star Cameron Monaghan is in final negotiations to join the fright flick, though his deal has not yet officially closed. Monaghan recently starred in Vampire Academy, but this will be his first taste of true terror. Be sure to pack your fly swatter, young sir!
Maniac remake director Franck Khalfoun will direct.
Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as lead character Joan, a single mother who moves her three kids into the Amityville house, which of course has a very dark history. Disney star Bella Throne is also on board, likely playing one of Joan’s kids.
Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular horror franchise using a found-footage angle, but that idea has been dropped as the format appears to have fallen out of favor with discerning genre fans. Amityville remains scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.
Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala co-wrote the script and are expected to produce with Jason Blum of hit factory Blumhouse.
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