Actress Odeya Rush to star in ‘Goosebumps’ with Jack Black
Highly anticipated movie brings the popular kids' book series to life.
Israeli actress Odeya Rush is set to star opposite Jack Black and Dylan Minnette in the big-screen adaptation of Goosebumps, based on the popular kids' books by R.L. Stine. Produced by Sony Pictures, the movie version will star Jack Black as an author who writes spooky stories about kids tangling with supernatural critters. When his imaginary monsters come to life in suburban Maryland, it is up to his niece (Rush) and neighbor (Minnette) to fend them off.
The 16-year-old Rush has already started pre-production on the movie, according to this Twitter post:
Rush began her acting career at age 11, with guest roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She then landed a starring role in the 2012 movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and she recently wrapped filming on The Giver alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. That movie is set to be released this summer.
Stine published a new Goosebumps book every month from 1992 to 1997 and was named USA Today’s best-selling author three years in a row. A TV show based on the books ran from 1995 to 1998. Deborah A. Forte, executive producer of the TV series for Scholastic Productions, told the Los Angeles Times, "Unlike a lot of scary stories where they have adults and monsters, [Goosebumps] is about real kids who are very relatable to our audience. They are real kids in outlandish situations. It's the combination of scare and humor that make them different than traditional scary stories."
The Goosebumps movie will be directed by Rob Letterman, who worked with Black on Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale, and is set to be released on August 7, 2015.
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