Casting news for Dimension’s brand new take on an enduring horror franchise, simply titled Amityville, has been coming at us hot and heavy in recent weeks, and today another actress has signed on to get haunted. Read on!
Per Bloody Disgusting, “The Young and the Restless” star McKenna Grace is the latest to knock on Amityville‘s door, being cast to play the youngest daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character.
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, and last we heard, Cameron Monaghan was in final negotiations to join the fright flick.
Maniac remake director Franck Khalfoun will direct.
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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