Winona Joins “Haunted Mansion” Remake

Friday, Sep 9, 2022

‘Haunted Mansion’: Winona Ryder Joins Remake as Director Justin Simien Promises ‘All the Easter Eggs’

VARIETY – Disney revealed details from the upcoming “Haunted Mansion” remake, including new cast members like Winona Ryder, Dan Levy and Hasan Minaj during Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday.

“Haunted Mansion” boasts a star-studded cast, including Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield, Jared Leto, Tiffany Haddish, Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, Levy, Minaj and Danny DeVito. Justin Simien directs the supernatural comedy film, which follows Dawson’s character Gabbie, a single mom with a nine-year-old son. Looking to start a new life, Gabbie buys a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans. When they discover the mansion is haunted, Gabbie resorts to hiring a paranormal tour guide (Stanfield), a psychic (Haddish), a priest (Wilson) and a historian (DeVito) to help exorcise her newly bought mansion. The film will feature classic references to the classic Disneyland ride, including Leto’s character of the Hatbox Ghost. Curtis will also play a character named Madame Leota.

“There was something about that ride that I felt was there in the script,” Simien told the audience at D23 Expo, “I wanted to be sure all the Easter Eggs are there because I’m a nerd.”

“I used to work here! I actually worked at Disneyland, y’all,” Simien said. “It was the best summer job I ever had. I used to ride the Haunted Mansion on breaks.” The D23 audience saw a new trailer which was not released to the public.

Nearly 20 years ago, Disney took a first stab at adapting the theme park attraction with the 2003 Eddie Murphy film “The Haunted Mansion.” The original film, which was directed by Rob Minkoff of “The Lion King” fame, co-starred Marsha Thomason, Terence Stamp and Wallace Shawn in a story about a realtor who becomes trapped in the haunted mansion. The film was not received very warmly at release, with Variety film critic Robert Koehler writing, “‘Mansion’s’ drab comic strokes and narrative render the movie almost superfluous. Nonetheless, Eddie Murphy’s presence and a certain built-in curiosity should bring out family lookee-loos.”

“Haunted Mansion” is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2023.

Winona Nominated for HCA TV Awards

Thursday, Jul 7, 2022

Winona has been nominated for the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association TV AwardsBest Actress in a Streaming Series (Drama) award! Stranger Things have received nine nominations in total. Congratulations to Winona, and the cast and crew!

Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Drama
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” (Netflix)

Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Drama
Shawn Levy, Stranger Things “Chapter Four: Dear Billy” (Netflix)
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
Maya Hawke, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Sadie Sink, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
Joe Keery, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Streaming Series, Drama
Stranger Things (Netflix)

“Stranger Things 4” Vol. 2 Screen Captures

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022
“Stranger Things 4” Vol. 2 Screen Captures

Screen captures of Winona in volume two of Stranger Things 4 have been added to the gallery. The complete season four of Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix!

Winona for Harper’s Bazaar

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
Winona for Harper’s Bazaar

Winona is the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar US digital issue! Check out the stunning photos and interview below!

Winona Ryder Is Still Processing

HARPER’S BAZAAR – The Stranger Things star on coming to terms with the past, making sense of the present, and what to do when you find yourself in the Hollywood version of the Upside Down.

When Winona Ryder was a kid, she daydreamed about movies—not starring in them, but watching and filming them. Her parents, who are both writers and editors, moved to a commune on the Northern California coast when she was seven, and though there were no TVs, her mother would put up a sheet up on the side of a barn to show old movies. “I was in heaven,” Ryder says. After her family moved a few years later to Petaluma, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area, she would try to view the world through the camera’s lens. “There’s this bridge there. It looks so small now,”Ryder says. “But I used to put the strap of my book bag across my forehead. I’d sort of walk and force myself to see things in black and white, like a movie.”
“I created this whole kind of fantasy world,” she explains.“There was an old theater I loved, and I used to fantasize about living there. Like, ripping out the seats and having a bed and a bathtub and a bike and watching movies all the time.”
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“Gone in the Night” Official Trailer

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

When Kath and her boyfriend arrive at a remote cabin in the redwoods, they find a mysterious young couple already there. But when her boyfriend disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed with finding an explanation.

Netflix Geeked Week (Video)

Friday, Jun 10, 2022

The cast and creators of Stranger Things – Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Priah Ferguson, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Joseph Quinn, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, creators the Duffer Brothers and executive producer Shawn Levy – sit down with host Felicia Day for a full-spoilers official after show for Stranger Things 4 Vol. 1. Get ready to head into the Upside Down.