The newest live action remake of “Haunted Mansion” hits theaters this summer, and Disney has given us a first look at actress Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota.
The First Look
The film’s director Justin Simien says Curtis gives the character a fresh take in the Entertainment Weekly interview where the photo first appears.
He calls the Oscar-winning actress’ take on the beloved medium Madame Leota “a little subversive” and “a little funny” in its translation from park to screen but with “the gravitas you’d expect.”
“She starts off as one of the relics, one of the items, one of the aspects of the house that has to be discovered, but becomes a functional character and a useful ally in the film,” Simien says of Madame Leota in the film.
Meet Madame Leota
Here is the first look image of Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota:
Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, this new version of “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman (Rosario Dawson) and her son (Chase W. Dillon) who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts (Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish) to help rid their New Orleans home of supernatural squatters.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Justin Simien, from a script by Kate Dippold, the film features an all-star ensemble cast that also includes Dan Levy, and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost.
“Haunted Mansion” will be in theaters on July 28, 2023.