Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion movie — which will presumably be nothing like the Eddie Murphy version from 2003 — has recently gained other stellar cast members, including Loki standout Owen Wilson. Now, Mandalorian franchise star, Rosario Dawson, is also set to appear in the Haunted Mansion flick.
Rosario Dawson has been set to join LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish in Haunted Mansion, Disney’s latest live-action film based on one of its theme park attractions. Justin Simien is directing a script from Katie Dippold, and the pic, which also recently added Owen Wilson to the cast, is now gearing up to begin shooting next month.
The actress is now set to get her own Mandalorian spinoff series, Ahsoka, which is set to debut concurrently with The Mandalorian Season 3 sometime in 2022. Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni are overseeing the project, which is also set to bring Star Wars Rebels characters Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn into the live-action canon.
As for the Haunted Mansion movie, little is known about the plot, except that Constance Hatchaway and other popular ghostly residents from the Disney Parks attraction of the same name are reportedly appearing. A recent casting call featured numerous roles, including the following:
William Gracey + Gracey’s Wife: A wealthy Creole couple in their early 30s, the Graceys are free people of color from 19th century New Orleans.
The Mariner: An older, weathered 19th century sailor. Gruff on the outside, but with a winning smile and an underlying warmth to him.
The Butler: Another Victorian era older gentleman, serving as the butler to a wealthy family. He’s described as a thin man with hollow eyes.
The Bride: A 30-something Victorian woman who’s gained a reputation for beheading her husbands a few times. (Okay, five times…)
Dueling Ghost: Pretty self-explanatory – a 19th century male ghost who participates in a duel. This one has a fairly open age range, with potential casting running from 30s-60s.
Disney World and Disneyland fans will know that all of these are characters from the ride, from the stretching room and beyond…
More on the Haunted Mansion Ride
Disney officially describes the Haunted Mansion as:
Dearly depart into a foreboding estate, drag your body to the dead center of the Portrait Chamber and watch as the walls begin to stretch before your eyes. Climb into your waiting Doom Buggy and embark on a shivering journey into an unearthly realm.
The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous dwelling—home to grinning ghosts and other spectral surprises.
Glide past a rattling casket in the conservatory. Head off to Madame Leota’s spooky séance room. Float by the Grand Ballroom and its waltzing apparitions. Take a spin through a cemetery where the spirited residents regale you with song.
Beware of lurking hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may try to follow you home!
Who do you think Rosario Dawson will be playing in the Haunted Mansion film?