It has been some time since we last heard any updates from MGM’s upcoming remake of Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist.” The last thing we heard was that production on the film would start in late-summer and it looks as if the film is on track to hit that goal as the first casting choice has been made.
Deadline is reporting that Rosemarie DeWitt has been picked up to play the female lead in the upcoming remake. She will play the matriarch of the family, a role which was originally held by Jobeth Williams in the 1982 horror film about a family who move into a house besieged upon by angry spirits.
The film is being directed by Gil Kenan from a script written by David Lindsay-Abaire. Sam Raimi is also attached to the film as a producer.
So with the mother role cast, who would you like to see take on the role of the father who was originally played by Craig T. Nelson? It’ll probably be someone with a bit of star power, but you know who I’d like to see? David Duchovny, if only because the world could use more Duchovny.