Deadline broke the exclusive news yesterday that Jared aHarris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, Fringe) has landed the starring role in the Poltergeist remake.
“Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show Haunted House Cleaners”.
Jared Harris will join Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Nikki Blonsky in the production.
The Poltergeist remake is being directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and based on a script by David Lendasy-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful).
Poltergeist is slated for a 2014 release.