Bella Thorne Set To Star In New 'Amityville' Horror Movie

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Disney Channel star Bella Thorne is heading to the silver screen in a spooky new role!

According to The Wrap, the 16-year-old actress will star in the latest franchise of the Amityville horror series. The movie centers on a mother, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, and her three children after they move into the haunted Amityville house. The flick, which is set to be directed by Franck Khalfoun, is titled The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. 

Thorne took to Instagram to share her excitement over the new role. "Then there's that," she posted, alongside a screenshot of The Wrap article. "So happy to announce this project a blumhouse production and dimension films with Jennifer Jason Leigh! #bobweinstein #blumhouse #dimensionfilms #january2015 #nextproject #studiofilm #comingtotheaters." 

Later, she shared a sneak-peek of what her character will look like. She posted a picture in dramatic makeup and a cutoff tee with the snapshot, "Hair and makeup test #amityville." 



The original Amityville Horror was released in 1979, and received a high-profile remake in 2005 that starred Ryan Reynolds and Chloe Moretz. The franchise is based on the book The Amityville Horror: A True Story by Jay Anson. 

Are you a horror movie fan? We're excited to see Bella in something completely different from her usual roles! 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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