From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
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Haunted Mansion fans, myself included, have been waiting for another themed movie for years. Everyone has strong opinions about the previous film starring Eddie Murphy, which I sort of liked, so another mansion movie is very much wanted by Disney fans. If you’re in the New Orleans area, you could actually be in the new movie! Here’s the scoop from Nola.com-
The movie, with the working title “Joyride,” is apparently a reboot of a 2003 film based on Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” attraction. The production needs hundreds of locals, “males and females of all ethnicity and ages,” to populate various scenes as extras and in background roles.
Extras will be paid $161 for a 12-hour day on set. They will also receive a $65 stipend every time the production requires that they take a COVID test.
Various online reports indicate “Joyride” is a reboot of the 2003 movie “The Haunted Mansion,” which starred Eddie Murphy and was loosely based on the attraction that is part of the “New Orleans Square” area of Disneyland in California. “New Orleans Square” is also home to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, itself a hugely successful movie franchise.
“Joyride” will follow in the footsteps of last year’s “Jungle Cruise,” which, like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” was based on a Disney attraction.
The plot reportedly revolves around a mother and son who buy a New Orleans mansion, only to discover it is haunted. They encounter “various eccentric characters (who are) key to unlocking the spooky mystery,” the Hollywood Insider reported.
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