Rosemarie DeWitt is in early talks to star in the remake of the 1982 supernatural horror classic "Poltergeist" says Deadline
Like the older film starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, the story focuses on a family whose house was built on a sacred site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts. The original film was produced and co-scripted by Steven Spielberg (based on his story) and directed by Tobe Hooper. It spawned two sequels, "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" in 1986 and "Poltergeist III" in 1988.
David Lindsay-Abaire is writing the new script from which "City of Ember" and "Monster House" helmer Gil Kenan will direct.
Sam Raimi Nathan Kahane (Juno) and Roy Lee (The Departed) are producing the redux