February 4, 2023

Bryce Dallas Howard is ready to star in a newly-greenlit Disney+ sequence based mostly on the beloved Witch Mountain franchise.

The sequence is described in a press launch as a “reimagining” of the franchise that started in 1968 with Alexander Key’s novel, Escape to Witch Mountain, and first got here to the display screen in 1975 with John Hough’s characteristic movie of the identical title. Its storyline follows “two teenagers that develop unusual talents and uncover their sleepy suburb might not be as idyllic because it appears.”

Howard will play the caring and gracious lead character, Audrey, a lady whose husband has died because of his relentless schizophrenia. As she reckons with demons of her personal, Audrey should reassure her strait-laced daughter Tia (The Watcher‘s Isabel Gravitt) that she isn’t doomed to observe her father’s darkish previous, though the darkish nightmares and hallucinations she experiences threaten to recommend in any other case.

Together with Howard, the Witch Mountain sequence additionally stars solid regulars Levi Miller, Bianca “b” Norwood, and Jackson Kelly. Keep tuned right here for extra particulars in regards to the present as they develop into obtainable.

Howard not too long ago appeared alongside the unique Jurassic Park solid in Jurassic World Dominion. Earlier this 12 months, Howard voiced Yaddle within the animated Disney+ Star Wars sequence Tales of the Jedi, and she or he’s additionally set to seem in in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming spy thriller  Argylle for Apple TV+.

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