Poltergeist Remake Casting News

2013/09/13 16:04:35 +00:00 | Jonathan James

The remake of Poltergeist is expected to begin filming before the end of the year and we've been reporting on a number of casting updates. Today, we know who's playing the family's young daughter in the movie. According to Deadline, Kennedi Clements (pictured below) is playing the role of Madison, who is apparently the equivalent of Carol Ann in the new movie.

She'll be joined by Rosemarie DeWitt (The WatchUnited States of Tara) and Sam Rockwell (now confirmed), who star as parents that move their family to a house inhabited by evil spirits. Kyle Catlett (The Following) will be playing one of their children, while Jared Harris (Lincoln, The Quiet Ones) will play the star of a TV show, titled Haunted House Cleaners.

After years of trying to get this project off the ground, the remake of Poltergeist was officially given the green light back in June and will be directed by Gil Kenan. Here's the official announcement:

“Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox, to co-finance and distribute the film “Poltergeist,” it was announced today by MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Barber and Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Gianopulos. Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits include “Oz: The Great and Powerful”). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Rob Tapert (“The Posession”) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (“The Strangers”). Nathan Kahane (“The Grudge”) will serve as executive producer.

“Poltergeist” will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television. MGM and Twentieth Century Fox continue their longtime partnership as Fox also distributes MGM’s home entertainment product.

In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil."