Mad Men and Sherlock Holmes star Jared Harris has landed a lead role in producer Sam Raimi's remake of Poltergeist, which is set to be directed by Monster House director Gil Kenan.
Harris joins Rosemarie DeWitt and possibly Sam Rockwell in the film. He will play a character named Carrigan, described as "a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of a basic cable show called Haunted House Cleaners, in the horror remake."
According to previous reports, this remake will almost serve as a sequel, as it exists in the same world as the original movie, much like the Evil Dead remake. It's supposed to take place years after the Freelings were chased out of town by a poltergeist. If you want to know more details about the story, click here.
Harris is a busy guy and was also recently cast in Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E..