Sam Rockwell joining the Poltergeist remake?
The new take on Poltergeist looks set to add Sam Rockwell to its cast...
The trick to getting some early audience acceptance of a movie remake? To cast someone really good in it. The new RoboCop movie, for instance, is dripping with talent in front of and behind the camera, whilst the likes of Julianne Moore makes a fresh Carrie movie really quite intriguing.
For the new take on Poltergeist? Rosemarie DeWitt's casting got things off to a good start, but the news that Sam Rockwell is in talks to join the film is significant. Rockwell is a terrific actor, robbed of an Oscar nomination for his work in Moon, and it'd be a coup for the production to get him. He's reportedly in talks to feature in the film.
Furthermore, the new Poltergeist is being directed by Gil Kenan, who was responsible for the hugely underappreciated animated movie Monster House.
In short, whilst few in the world were demanding a Poltergeist remake, the sheer quality of the names involved thus far means it's going to end up on a few more people's radar than it might otherwise have done...
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