Diving headlong into production in seemingly minutes from the first announcement, a pretty heavyweight cast has been revealed for Netflix’s own family adventure movie We Have A Ghost.
Anthony Mackie (Falcon and the Winter Soldier), David Harbour (Black Widow) Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead), Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler’s Mom!) and Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Charm City Kings) are all on board with Erica Ash, Isabella Russo, Niles Fitch, Faith Ford and Steve Coulter rounding ou the cast. Happy Death Day and Freaky director Christopher Landon directs from his own screenplay.
Developed under the working title of Ernest, the movie is based upon a short story by Geoff Manaugn that first appeared on Vice’s Motherboard on October 19th, 2017. The short story is still available to read here. Here is the blurb:
“Ernest the ghost, discovered by the homeowner who named him that because the apparation looks like Ernest Borgnine. The homeowner Frank, beings filming his ghost and posting it for the world to see on social media. Ernest becomes a viral sensation. Frank enlists the help of his high school son Kevin to help be a part of a series of dinners held in the house to cash in on the ghost’s popularity.
Things take a turn when Ernest and Kevin both go missing and become targets of the CIA.”
This sounds like there will be some similarities to other movies involving solving a mystery from beyond the grave, however, expect a serious lack of pottery wheels and Righteous Brothers songs.
If they aren’t developing that four-quadrant material, Netflix is just buying up anything that moves. They recently acquired the rights to The Watcher which will be produced by Ryan Murphy.
Marty Bowen, Dan Halsted and Isaac Klausner will produce We Have A Ghost.
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