Actor Russell Brand has signed onto star in the supernatural tale The Hauntrepreneur for Paramount Pictures. We first reported on this project back in May, when Paramount and Platinum Dunes boarded the project.

The story centers on a family who moves into a new town, and can't quite adjust to their surroundings. They hire a man known as the The Hauntrepreneur (Russell Brand), who builds them a haunted house full of bizarre characters, which helps bring the family closer together.

Scott Rosenbaum wrote the screenplay, and it is said the studio is looking to lock down a director next. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller are producing for Platinum Dunes.

No production schedule was given for The Hauntrepreneur.