Sam Rockwell Eyed to Star in MGM’s Reboot of ‘Poltergeist’

Thesp in early talks to co-star with Rosemarie DeWitt in film

Sam Rockwell is in early talks to co-star with Rosemarie DeWitt in MGM’s “Poltergeistreboot.

Gil Kenan is directing with David Lindsay-Abaire writing the script. TheWrap broke the news.

Story follows the Bowen family, whose life is suddenly disrupted after a supernatural force takes over their home and begins terrorizing them.

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce through their Ghost House Pictures banner along with Roy Lee, while Nathan Kahane will exec produce.

Rockwell had been weighing a handful of other offers including a supporting role in Sony’s “Annie” reboot, but it appears that “Poltergeist” will be his next project. He is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.

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