You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Pullman joins ‘Casper’

Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday.

Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty in the big-screen adaptation of the Harvey Comics character Casper the Friendly Ghost.

In the film, a central gimmick is that Ricci, as the little girl in the haunted house, is the only one who can see the ghost; her dad (Pullman) cannot. Moriarty will play villain Miss Carrigan.

“Casper” is a mix of live action and high-end, three-dimensional computer animation, used to bring the ghost to life. Since production arrangements were reportedly made before Kathleen Kennedy exited Amblin, she will exec produce the pic with Steven Spielberg.

Colin Wilson will produce with “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue” helmer Brad Silberling directing.

Wilson was unavailable for comment.

Apart from recent turns in “Sommersby” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” Pullman also co-stars in the upcoming drama “Buffalo Girls,” produced by Johnathan Shestack for Limelight Prods. Pullman’s agent, United Talent Agency’s J.J. Harris, could not be reached for comment.

More Film

  • Dr. Dre and Marvin Gaye

    Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • Sam Mendes 1917

    Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie '1917' as Next Directing Gig

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • John Stankey

    WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey Talks Post-Merger Priorities, Investing in Content and Falling for 'Westworld'

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • Michael Moses Dwight Caines

    Universal Marketing Overhaul: Michael Moses Promoted, Dwight Caines Hired

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • TODD FISHER Bright Lights Producer

    Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • Disney Pixar Bob Iger John Lasseter

    Is the Era of the Superstar Media Executive Over?

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

  • Heather GrahamWomen in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail

    Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour to Star in Drama 'The Rest of Us'

    Bill Pullman, who has worked mainly in the supporting thesp ranks in pix like “Malice,” is in final negotiations to make his leading-man leap in the big-budget Amblin/Universal pic “Casper,” sources said Wednesday. Pullman, whose deal is expected to close imminently, will join “Addams Family Values” star Christina Ricci and “Another Stakeout” actor Cathy Moriarty […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content