Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Adds Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint

It looks like the movie's full cast wasn’t totally set after all.

By Chris Morse

Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark recently detailed a number of new cast members and it seems like the production wasn’t quite finished adding stars. Deadline has exclusively revealed the addition of a trio of cast members who have just signed on to the project, which is being produced by CBS Films.

Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), and Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is the New Black) have all joined the cast to help bring Alvin Schwartz’s children’s horror book series to life. Production on the movie is currently underway.

According to the film’s official synopsis, this adaptation will follow “a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town.” The previously-announced cast members include Zoe Colletti (Annie), Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Austin Abrams (Paper Towns), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make It Pop).

André Øvredal will direct the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, which is based on a script by Guillermo Del Toro along with Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. The film is slated to be released sometime in 2019.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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