23 July 2013 3:20 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The folks behind the long talked about Poltergeist remake have found their star in Rosemarie DeWitt (“Mad Men,” “United States of Tara”). Read on for more details, and now that casting is under way, look for more Really soon!

According to Deadline, DeWitt (pictured) is the choice to play the female lead in Poltergeist, the new installment of the Tobe Hooper-directed horror classic that will be made by MGM and Fox 2000, with Gil Kenan directing a script by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Jobeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson were the original parents whose ideal family life is uprooted by a cavalcade of spirits that culminates in the kidnap of their youngest daughter. A male lead is currently being sought.

Poltergeist Summary:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox, to co-finance and distribute Poltergeist.

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