Director Chuck Russell’s remake of Witchboard has just gained a significant player as Deadline reports Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower has boarded the remake of the ’80s cult classic. The film comes from director Russell and a script he’s co-written with Greg McKay.
Bower is best known for his time on Stranger Things Season 4, playing the villain Vecna in a fan-favorite role. He made his feature film debut with a supporting role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and went on to star in franchises like Harry Potter and Twilight.
“There is a tradition in cinema of great English actors that have the charisma we associate with stardom as well as the acting chops to truly be a chameleon, playing a variety of character types,” Russell said. “Jamie Campbell Bower is that kind of actor, and his time is now.”
The Witchboard remake sees “Emily, her fiancé Christian and a group of their friends open an organic café, refurbishing an old carriage house in New Orleans’ French Quarter. But a darkness descends over Emily when she discovers an ancient pendulum board, once used to summon spirits. Christian seeks help for Emily from occult expert Alexander Babtiste, but Babtiste has secrets of his own, knowing the fateful bloodlines that binds them all to the Witchboard. A modern coven of White Witches, a masked ball at Babtiste’s mansion, and the legacy of Naga Soth, the Queen of Witches, are all part of a dangerous game that puts Emily’s very soul at risk.”
Production on the film starts this May in Montreal and New Orleans.
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