New family horror comedy attaches British comic.

Variety reports that Russell Brand has signed up for the Scott Rosenberg-penned family fantasy ‘The Hauntrepreneur.’

Described as similar in tone to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the story centers on a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man who calls himself the Hauntrepreneur to help them. The man attempts to bring them together by creating a haunted house populated by an odd cast of characters.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce via their Platinum Dunes banner. The producers are now looking to lock in a director.