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Russell Brand set for ‘Hauntrepreneur’

Paramount and Platinum dunes team for haunted house pic

Russell Brand is attached to star in the Paramount and Platinum Dunes pic “The Hauntrepreneur.”

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce for Platinum.

The story revolves around a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man who calls himself the Hauntrepreneur to help them. In an attempt to bring them together, the man creates a haunted house filled with an odd cast of characters. Par had no comment on the casting.

Par picked up the spec from Scott Rosenberg in October and will now look to lock down a director.

Platinum Dunes hasn’t had a pic in theaters since its remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”in 2010, but looks to stay busy in 2012.

The shingle is producing “Vigilandia” with Jason Blum for Universal and is close to getting “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” off the ground.

As for Brand, he can be seen next in Warner Bros. and New Line’s “Rock of Ages” and is currently working on a special untitled series for FX, which he is also slated to produce. He is also expected to start production on the Untitled Diablo Cody film for Mandate.

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He is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham and manager Nik Linnen..

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