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.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo