Dylan Minnette and Jack Black to Star in Goosebumps

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Dylan Minnette, who recently played Hugh Jackman’s son in Prisoners, has been cast as the co-lead in Sony’s Goosebumps. Deadline is reporting that Minnette will be co-starring with Jack Black in the adaptation of R.L. Stine’s bestselling young-adult horror series. Sony bought the rights to the book and placed director Rob Letterman (Monsters Vs. Aliens, Gulliver’s Travels) at the helm last March.

The film, which will only be loosely based on Scholastic’s book series, has been penned by Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After, Jack the Giant Slayer, Turbo) and Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre).goosebumps slappy

Minnette is set to play Zach Cooper in the film, a boy who moves with his family from NY to the town of Greendale, MD. It turns out that his secretive new neighbour is none other than author R.L. Stine (Jack Black). “When the many, many demons in Stine’s mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Zach and Stine’s niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) to put the evil genies back in the bottle.”

Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media, and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc., is attached as the film’s producer. Her film credits also include The Golden Compass. Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast & Furious 6) will also be producing.

Source:  Deadline

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