"Touch" actress Saxon Sharbino has just joined MGM and Fox 2000's horror reboot of POLTERGEIST as she rounds out the casting of the Bowen family. She will play 16-year-old Kendra Bowen, the eldest of the three Bowen children. Sharbino's Kendra is a typical teen, isolating herself from her family to focus on her friendships. But when she realizes that her new home feeds on the isolation of others, she must band together with her family to help save her youngest sibling. She will join the previously announced Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett, Jared Harris, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie Dewitt.
The story follows the Bowen family, whose life is suddenly disrupted after a supernatural force takes over their home and begins terrorizing them.
Filming began on September, 23rd so this one is officially underway folks—now all we can do is hope for the best. While I'm still not sure how to feel about this one I do like what they've done with the cast. I'm excited to see Sam Rockwell (who will play the father) tackle an iconic horror film like POLTERGEIST. Also, you can never go wrong with Jared Harris, the man is brilliant. POLTERGEIST is being produced by Sam Raimi with Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE) directing from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire.