“Star Wars” star Mark Hamill will voice Chucky in the new “Child’s Play” reboot, Orion Pictures announced on Saturday.
The actor joins Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry in a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic that follows Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) with a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character,” producer David Katzenberg said in a statement. “Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”
Hamill thinks he’s pretty lucky, too. “The wicked fun begins when
@ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky,” he tweeted.
“Polaroid” helmer Lars Klevberg directed the remake from a script by Tyler Burton Smith. “It” producers Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner, with Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson serving as executive producers on the project.
Chucky first appeared in the 1988 film “Child’s Play,” which was directed by Tom Holland. The franchise spawned six sequels, the most recent being “Cult of Chucky” in 2017. In the previous films, the children’s doll becomes possessed by the soul of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray — but a trailer released last month suggests a different, more corporate origin story for his murderous rampage.
Orion Pictures plans to unleash the “Child’s Play” reboot in theaters on June 21.