The Wrap is reporting that actor Sam Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2) is in talks to star in the upcoming Poltergeist remake, which will be produced by Sam Raimi and Nathan Kahane and is directed by Gil Kenan. The Wrap adds that Rockwell is “…the filmmakers’ top choice” and he seems to be returning that interest. Rockwell’s team has not issued any statement regarding this.
Rockwell would be starring opposite Rosemarie DeWitt, who is confirmed as the lead in the film.
In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.