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Timothy Hutton Joins Netflix's The Haunting Of Hill House Adaptation

An Oscar winner is headed to Netflix. According to Deadline, Ordinary People star Timothy Hutton has joined the streamer's upcoming horror adaptation The Haunting of Hill House, based on the 1958 Shirley Jackson novel of the same name.

The novel followed four people who decide to spend their summer in a mansion afflicted by supernatural terrors. Game of Thrones' Michiel Huisman is set to lead the series, a modern reimagining of the novel, as Steven Crane, a published writer of supernatural books, including a memoir on he and his younger siblings' time living at Hill House. While no official announcement was made about who Hutton will be playing, he is believed to star as the father of the Crane siblings, with Sin City's Carla Gugino playing their mother.

Bringing Hutton on board brings a lot of prestige to the show, with the actor a favorite for major awards for years. In addition to his Oscar, he holds two Golden Globe wins for Ordinary People, along with two more nominations for Taps and A Long Way Home. He also holds an Emmy nomination for his role on the acclaimed American Crime, which he starred on for three seasons. 

Hutton is also known for Leverage, Kinsey, Secret Window, The Ghost Writer, and Kidnapped. His other upcoming roles include a recurring part on Amazon's Jack Ryan series, a role in the Ridley Scott-directed thriller All the Money in the World, a part in James Franco's drama The Long Home, and a role in the Steve Carell drama Beautiful Boy.

Jackson's novel has been adapted twice before, with both the 1963 and 1999 versions titled The Haunting. The 1963 movie was written and directed by Robert Wise (West Side Story) and starred Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn, while the 1999 version came from Jan de Bont (Twister) and featured Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, and Lili Taylor. The most recent film was a critical flop, earning only a 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering a number of Razzie Award nominations, including for worst picture (which it lost to Wild Wild West). The 1963 version is much more revered, with an 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The show, which will be written, directed, and executive produced by Before I Wake and Oculus' Mike Flanagan, was given a straight-to-series 10 episode order earlier this year. Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, and Henry Thomas are also set to star in the series, which comes from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Paramount Television. The show does not have a premiere date yet; while we wait, take a look at some of the best shows and movies Netflix has released thus far.