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“Revenge” star Jennifer Jason Leigh and Disney star Bella Thorne has officially joined the cast ensemble for the new ‘Amityville’ Horror Movie. Leigh is tapped to take on the role as a single mother who moves her three kids into a house with a dark history. Jason Blum (“Insidious”, “The Purge”, “The Conjuring”) is onboard as producer, while creative duo Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands are tapped as writers, and they will direct the pic. The remake will show the events after the original “Amityville Horror” book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. The film inspired by the terrifying true events that took place in Amityville is set to be released on January 2, 2015.

Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Courtesy of movieweb.com:

“This latest version of the franchise, which comes after many sequels and Platinum Dunes’ own take on the legend with 2005’s The Amityville Horror, follows an ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, who leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror, only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.”

Additional sources: justjaredjr.comcomingsoon.net (via avclub.com)