Eight-year-old Jimmy Bennett is the first to be cast in MGM and Dimension Films Amityville Horror remake, which is set for a January 2005 release. The film was written by Scott Kosar and is being directed by Andrew Douglas. Read on for full details on Jimmy Bennett.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Jimmy Bennett, 8, has nabbed a leading role in MGM/Dimension Films’ remake of “The Amityville Horror.”
Bennett will play Chris Lutz, the trouble-making middle child in the “Amityville” family. Bennett already has worked opposite Bruce Willis in “Hostage” and Eddie Murphy in “Daddy Day Care.” His other credits include “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Else.”
British commercials helmer Andrew Douglas is making his directorial debut on “Amityville,” with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dune producing for Radar Pictures, whose Ted Field will executive produce. The studio execs on the project are Toby Jaffe and Pete Chiarelli. The film is slotted for release in January. Bennett is represented by Untitled Entertainment, Buchwald Talent Group and Stone Meyer & Genow.