Disney star Bella Thorne is following in the footsteps of many other Disney alumnae, breaking out of the Disney stereotype to star in the new “Amityville” horror flick, reports The Wrap.
The Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions project is set to be directed by Franck Khalfoun and, according to Bloody Disgusting, will also star Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The new pic will follow a family who move into the “Amityville” house to discover it has an incredibly dark history.
The script was written by Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala.
The first “Amityville” film, “Amityville Horror”, was released in 1979 and was followed by numerous sequels. The original was remade in 2005 and starred Ryan Reynolds and Chloe Moretz. The franchise is based on Jay Anson’s novel “The Amityville Horror: A True Story.”
“Amityville” is scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.