Off-Broadway veteran Rosemarie DeWitt may lead the film remake of the classic horror story Poltergeist, according to Deadline.com. The new Poltergeist will be directed by Gil Kenan with a fresh script by Pulitzer Prize winner and four-time Tony nominee David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical, Good People).
DeWitt appeared in the off-Broadway productions of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Swimming in the Shallows, Family Week and Small Tragedy. She is best known for her TV roles in United States of Tara, Standoff, Mad Men and Rescue Me. She also appeared in the films Rachel Getting Married, Cinderella Man, The Company Men, Promised Land and Your Sister’s Sister.
The original Poltergeist premiered in 1982 and was directed by Tobe Hooper, produced by Steven Spielberg and starred JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson. The movie tells the story of a haunted house in California in which the ghosts kidnap the family’s youngest daughter.