Rosemarie DeWitt Cast in Poltergeist Remake. The casting of Rosemarie DeWitt in Poltergeist (2014) answers the question of who would play the lead role in the Gil Kenan directed film. DeWitt will be playing the mother of the family tormented by the deceased and demons.
On Rosemarie DeWitt’s acting history:
DeWitt appeared in Showtime’s series United States of Tara as Tara’s sister, Charmaine. She appeared in Season 1 of the AMC series, Mad Men, as Midge Daniels, lead character Don Draper’s bohemian mistress, and returned for one episode in Season 4. She co-starred with Ron Livingston in the 2006–2007 Fox series Standoff. She played FBI hostage negotiator Emily Lehman. DeWitt has also appeared on television in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sex and the City, Rescue Me, Mad Men, and Love Monkey.
DeWitt is featured in the film, Margaret opposite Anna Paquin and Mark Ruffalo. Additional film credits include Purple Violets, Off the Black, Shut Up and Sing, The Great New Wonderful, Blackbird and How I Got Lost. She plays the role of Rachel in the Jonathan Demme-directed movie Rachel Getting Married (2008) alongside Anne Hathaway, for which she won several critics’ awards and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.
DeWitt played Ben Affleck’s character’s wife in the corporate drama The Company Men. In 2011 she played Hannah, one of the three lead characters in the critically acclaimed Your Sister’s Sister, opposite Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass.In 2011, she played Renee Blair in the film “A Little Bit of Heaven” starring Kate Hudson.
In 2012, she played Alice, in Gus Van Sant’s film “Promised Land”, released on December 28, 2012.
On the people behind the scenes of Poltergeist:
Gil Kenan [is] directing [from] a script by David Lindsay-Abaire…Sam Raimi and Nathan Kahane are producing.
The original Poltergeist‘s plot synopsis: “A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.”
On the differences between the original Poltergeist and the remake:
the script is said to be similar to the original film, there are some significant changes. For example, rather than having a strange pyschic attempt to confront the spirits, Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts a show called “Haunted House Cleaners,” gets involved. There’s also Dr. Brooke Powell, Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university, and her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the girl.
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