The Amityville Horror: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Bennett, 8, has nabbed a leading role in MGM/Dimension Films' remake of The Amityville Horror.

Bennett will play Chris Lutz, the trouble-making middle child in the "Amityville" family.

Bennett already has worked opposite Bruce Willis in Hostage and Eddie Murphy in Daddy Day Care. His other credits include The Heart is Deceitful Above All Else.

British commercials helmer Andrew Douglas is making his directorial debut on "Amityville," with Michael Bay.

The film is slotted for release in January.