Plaza will portray the mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. Henry will play the role of a police detective and Bateman will portray the son. Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, and Carlease Burke are also in the cast.
Lars Klevberg (“Polaroid”) directed from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith, based on the original motion picture released in 1988 about the soul of serial killer Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray being transferred into a doll, which is then given as a gift to a young boy by his widowed mother, who was played by Catherine Hicks in the original. The original film was a box office hit and grossed more than $44 million against a production budget of $9 million. Brad Dourif vocalized Chucky and the film was sequelized six times.
Producers of the “Child’s Play” reboot are David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith under their KatzSmith Productions banner. The duo produced last year’s “It,” which became the highest-grossing horror film of all time with $700 million at the global box office. Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced.
“Child’s Play” is the third title set for June 21, 2019, following Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Sony’s “Grudge” reboot.