Aubrey Plaza In Talks for Child's Play Reboot for MGM

We literally said out loud, "But is this the good Child's Play thing, with Don Mancini?" when prepping to write about this.  Because, as you may know, there is another reboot of Child's Play currently in development on the film side, one which "Chucky Daddy" Mancini (co-writer) is NOT a part of.

This project sounds like the one MGM was fast-tracking back in July, but, originally they were looking at doing a film while Mancini was developing a show with Universal.

Aubrey Plaza In Talks for Child's Play Reboot for MGM
Aubrey Plaza from FX's "Legion", photo courtesy of FX

It sounds like Aubrey Plaza is currently in talks to star in this reboot, along with  Brian Tyree Henry for the film, at least according to Collider, who do NOT mention Mancini, actually, leading us to believe this is indeed the film reboot and not the tv series reboot.

The outlet goes on to say that according to their sources, Plaza will play the mother. They also mention that Henry is likely playing the detective, but there is no real evidence to back that up yet.

Plaza of course most recently appeared in Ingrid Goes West, as well as FX's critical hit Legion along side Dan Stevens. Her character of Lenny on Legion being one of the most interesting female-played roles of the last few years on television, this side of Keri Russell's on The Americans (also FX, imagine that).

We'll let you know as soon as we learn more about this proposed reboot, and which side of the Chucky isle this falls on.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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