Jared Harris is among a few more actors added to the cast of the Poltergeist reboot. He’s signed on to play a “larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show, Haunted House Cleaners.” Details are scarce beyond that, but it’s probably safe to assume that he’s a bit of a charlatan who finds himself in over his head when he takes on the case of the Bowen family. Think of the larger than life TV host he played in Mr. Deeds. Now think of that character fighting a clown doll.
No word yet if the film will feature the Tangina character made famous by Zelda Rubenstein, but if so those will be difficult shoes to fill. Hollywood is really lacking for creepy, small women nowadays. (Deadline)