On Tuesday, NetflixFilm announced via their Twitter that filming for We Have a Ghost has begun. The “family-friendly” movie is directed and written by Christopher Landon. It is an adaptation of the short story “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh, which was published in Vice in 2017, according to MovieWeb.
Two of the film’s leading actors are Anthony Mackie and David Harbour. Mackie’s most recent role is Sam Wilson, or The Falcon, in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Harbour is perhaps most recognized for his role as Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things series. He most recently starred as Red Guardian in Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh. Also starring in We Have a Ghost are Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, and Jennifer Coolidge.
👻 A friendly ghost turns a family into overnight social media sensations—and CIA targets. 👻
Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Tig Notaro and Jennifer Coolidge will star in writer-director Christopher Landon’s WE HAVE A GHOST, now in production! pic.twitter.com/PM8BJJ5Uq2
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 20, 2021
According to MovieWeb, We Have a Ghost follows a man named Kevin and his family who encounter a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home. Not surprisingly, the family turns into “overnight” social media sensations, but soon end up being targeted by the CIA after Kevin and Ernest investigate deeper into Ernest’s past. Manaugh calls his work “a socially-mediated ghost story.” As MovieWeb states, the film aims to explore the question “What happens when you really prove ghosts are real?”
As of now, there is no information regarding which actors are playing the story’s characters, or when viewers can expect We Have a Ghost to hit Netflix.