Netflix has tapped horror director and writer Christopher Landon to write and direct the upcoming family adventure film We Have a Ghost, according to a recent report from Deadline.
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The film, which will star Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier), David Harbour (Black Widow), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Charm City Kings), Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead), and Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) focuses on Kevin, who finds a ghost named Ernest haunting his new home. Kevin, along with his family, then becomes an overnight social media sensation thanks to the ghost. However, as Ernest and Kevin begin to investigate the mystery of the ghosts past, they become targets of the CIA.
Landon will write a script based on Geoff Manaugh’s short story “Ernest.” Dan Halsted is attached as producer, alongside Temple Hill Productions’ Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner. The project will see Christopher Landon, John Fischer, Geoff Manaugh, Korey Budd, and Nathan Miller all serve as executive producers as well.
Alongside the aforementioned cast, We Have a Ghost will also include Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse), Isabella Russo (School of Rock the Musical, Crashing), Niles Fitch (This Is Us), Faith Ford (Murphy Brown) and Steve Coulter (Shotgun Wedding) in various roles.
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Landon is perhaps best known for his most recent film, Universal’s slasher comedy Freaky, starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. Prior to that, the director was also at the helm of both Happy Death Day and its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, and has also worked on Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and several of the Paranormal Activity films.