Jumanji and Ozark stars join horror remake
The remake of 1980s supernatural horror Witchboard has added four actors to its cast.
Jumanji's Madison Iseman, Ozark's Charlie Tahan, Only Murders in the Building's Aaron Dominguez and Shantaram's Antonia Desplat are joining Stranger Things' Jamie Campbell Bower, previously announced (via Deadline).
Directed by Chuck Russell, the film follows recovering addict Emily (Iseman), her fiancé Christian (Dominguez) and their friends as they open an organic café, refurbishing an old carriage house in New Orleans' French Quarter.
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A darkness possesses Emily after she discovers the titular pendulum board, once used to summon spirits. Concerned over his partner, Christian enlists the help of occult expert Alexander Babtiste, who is concealing a secret of his own and is well aware Emily's soul may now be at risk.
Details of Desplat and Tahan's roles haven't been disclosed yet.
Currently in production in Montreal, the film sees Russell direct from a script co-written with Greg McKay, a producer on 2009 horror Night of the Demons.
The original Witchboard movie was released in 1986, with writer-director Kevin Tenney being inspired by his own experience as a student attending a party where a Ouija board was present.
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Speaking of attempting to contact the deceased, upcoming Aussie horror Talk To Me promises to send chills down your spine after opening to rave reviews at Sundance this year.
The film from Australian brothers Danny and Michael Philippou doesn't feature a board, but a much creepier embalmed hand that one can hold when trying to speak to the dead.
Witchboard doesn't have a release date yet. Talk to Me is scheduled to be released in cinemas on July 28.
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