It’s all been kicking off this weekend for Dimension Films’ return to Amityville, and all the updates of the Jason Blum produced horror have come courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
A few days ago it was said that Maniac remake and P2 director Franck Khalfoun would be directing the new Amityville horror, and that has now been confirmed.
What has now also been confirmed is that Jennifer Jason Leigh (above, Existenz) is set to star. Bloody Disgusting revealed that Leigh will be playing Joan, a single mother raising three kids all on her own. The family move into the infamous “Amityville” house, only to learn that it has a very dark history.
The Wrap released their own exclusive on the new horror, and confirmed that Disney actress Bella Thorne (below, Shake it Up) is to star in the film, although her role has not been revealed.
BD also say that the proposed found footage angle for the new film has been dropped.
Originally called The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes, the film had its name changed to simply Amityville last year.
Directed by Franck Khalfoun and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne, Amityville will be released in US cinemas January 2nd 1015.
Amityville is produced by Jason Blum, Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are Executive Producers. Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands wrote the script.
Amityville showcases the events after the time of the original ‘The Amityville Horror’ book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.