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Jared Harris of Mad Men Lands Lead Role in Poltergeist Remake

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09/06/2013 5:05 am
Jared Harris of Mad Men Lands Lead Role in Poltergeist Remake

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Bradleigh-Ann Walker


Staff Writer

Jared Harris, known for playing Lane Pryce in the hit TV show Mad Men, has been chosen to appear in a remake of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist.

According to Deadline, Harris will play the lead role of Carrigan.

The film will be produced by MGM and Fox 2000. British-American director Gil Kenan, and producer Sam Raimi, best known for his work on The Evil Dead, are both on board with the project.

Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell have been tapped to star alongside Harris in Poltergeist – they will play members of the Bowen family, who are central to the plot.

Although the plot details will be the same, an entirely new family will replace the Freelings from  the original Poltergeist.

As we previously reported, Nicholas Braun, from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, may also join the cast.

A release date has yet to be announced.

Along with Poltergeist, Harris has quite a busy film schedule ahead.

Rope of Silicon confirms that he was just added to the cast of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on a 1960s TV series of the same name, in which a CIA and KGB agent join forces. Harris’ costars will include Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, and Armie Hammer. Filming begins next week.

He will also star in Pompeii, which centers on citizens of the ancient Roman city decimated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. A teaser trailer hit the internet just last month, and the movie is set for release early next year.

Not to mention he has a starring role in the German film Paganini: The Devil’s Violinist and is lending his voice to an upcoming animated movie The Boxtrolls.

His past films include Sherlock Holmes 2 and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the latter being the highly anticipated film based on a popular series of young adult novels.

It’s a good year to be Jared Harris, it seems.

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