Owen Wilson to star in Disney’s latest version of ‘Haunted Mansion’

Owen Wilson will soon join the 999 happy haunts.

Owen Wilson has just recently added his name to the call list and will star in Disney’s revamp of Haunted Mansion.

Filming is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia, next month for the new flick, which follows a family who moves into a creepy mansion and (surprise!) through a series of events, finds out that their new piece of real estate is, well, real scary.


You would think that the crypt doors creaking and the tombstones quaking would be really big hints that some kind of haunts would be materializing. But, after all, it’s Hollywood. It’s Disney. And if they “knew” about their already-inhabited habitat, I guess there’d be no storyline at all.


Wilson joins a cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish. Haunted Mansion will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, the dynamic duo who produced Disney’s 2019 reprisal of Aladdin, which was one of four of Disney’s films that saw more than $1 billion at the box office that year.

Scriptwriter Katie Dippold will also be at the helm, alongside diector Justin Simien.

Owen Wilson’s most recent contribution to the wonderful world of Disney films was his role of Mobius in Marvel’s Loki on Disney+.


Haunted Mansion is based on the Disney Parks attraction of the same name. It’s one of at least two titles based on a Disney Parks experience.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise, based loosely on the Disney Parks “Jungle Cruise” attraction stars Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt and recently crossed the $100 million mark, so far grossing more than $106 million at the box office, fostering plans for a sequel to the wildly popular Disney film.

The first Haunted Mansion film debuted in 2003 and starred Eddie Murphy.

The reprisal of the film is set to be a theatrical release, but as recent events have proved, anything can happen in Hollywood. And with Disney!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!