Odeya Rush joins Jack Black in the Goosebumps adaptation
Jack Black will be playing a R.L. Stine-like character named Mr. Shivers in Sony's big screen version of GOOSEBUMPS, and now we know who will be playing his niece. The Wrap has learned THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN and WE ARE WHAT WE ARE star Odeya Rush (who also just finished shooting THE GIVER with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep) has signed on for GOOSEBUMPS.
In the film Black's Mr. Shivers will be an author "whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations," and Rush will play his "quirky and mysterious niece, who teams up with her young male neighbor to battle the monsters unleashed from Mr. Shivers’ works." Jack Black will be re-teaming with his GULLIVER'S TRAVELS director Rob Letterman for GOOSEBUMPS.
No word on when filming is suppose to start or when GOOSEBUMPS will be released, but with Odeya Rush being cast in it, we could be hearing some more news on the project soon. I loved the books as a kid, and have really enjoyed Jack Black in previous movies, so I have my fingers crossed Sony and Rob Letterman won't do a shitty job with the adaptation.