Exclusive: First ‘Amityville’ Casting News; Director Confirmed!

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Since I broke the news exclusively here on Bloody Disgusting that Franck Khalfoun would be directing the new Amityville movie, I’ve been making a bunch of calls trying to confirm the news.

Not only have my sources confirmed that the director of Maniac and P2 will be getting behind the camera for the Blumhouse production, but I’m also being told that Jennifer Jason Leigh (pictured; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, “Weeds”) is starring!

Explains our regular tipster, 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.

It’s also looking as if the found-footage angle has been dropped from the film, to be distributed January 2, 2015 by TWC-Dimension.

  • djblack1313

    i normally would never ever be interested in this movie but now that Khalfoun & Jennifer are making it, i’m definitely into it. actually i’m now excited for this movie. Khalfoun’s MANIAC was awesome (P2 was ok too!) and i’ve been a fan of Jennifer’s for forever.

  • Lion7718

    I’ll watch it now that the found-footage has been dropped.

  • divisionbell

    Frank being the director really gets me excited after maniac, but Jennifer staring really kills the excitement for me. Never liked her.

  • STRIK9

    Whatever.Why cant someone make a film that’s close to anson’s book? I like the original film to a point but damn, all the elements for a good film are in that book and Hollywood keeps adding stupid shit to these films. One of those lutz boys who lived through that shit was on coast to coast and said all of the films are bullshit, but some crazy shit did go down. He should be a consultant for these Hollywood hacks.