Walt Disney Pictures today held the red carpet world premiere for its upcoming live-action film ‘Haunted Mansion,’ which will be released on July 28.
However, with no actors showing up due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, Disney was unable to bring in any of the film’s stars like Owen Wilson, Lakeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Hadish, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, or Jamie Lee Curtis. .
Rather than cancel the event, Disney turned it into a fan event and, according to Inside the Magic, sent Disneyland staff dressed as iconic characters to attend the photo call, including people dressed in Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Maleficent and Cruella. The idea has already generated some rather colorful reactions on social networks.
They joined members of D23 at the event based on the park’s iconic attraction. It is the first major premiere to take place since SAG-AFTRA voted to call a strike on Thursday.
In the mysterious adventure, a doctor (Rosario Dawson) and his 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon), looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to find the place is much more than what they had negotiated.
Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Owen Wilson), who in turn seeks help from a widowed scientist-turned-failed paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Tiffany Haddish) and a grumpy historian (Danny De Vito).
“Dear White People” filmmaker Justin Simien is directing the new version of a screenplay by Katie Dippold. “Haunted Mansion” hits theaters on July 28.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023