The decade long feud between comedian and actress Mo'Nique and director Lee Daniels has seemingly come to an end. Mo'Nique has been very vocal about the differences she's had with Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey since the film she did with them, "Precious" back in 2009. She has been diligent in saying that she was instructed by Daniels and Perry to "play the game" back in 2010 when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film. A game that Mo'Nique wanted no part in. Her unwillingness to play their game allegedly led to her being blackballed by Hollywood and a serious lack of work. Thank God this wasn't how the story ends.
Daniels actually joined Mo'Nique live on stage last night during her show on Staten Island and apologized to her in front of a packed house. Take a look.
We love to see a good, sincere, reconciliation! Now, on to their new project!
Back in January Netflix and Daniels announced that they were partnering for a new, horror, project called "Demon House". The film was to originally star Andra Day, who will lead the film as character based on Latoya Ammons alongside Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close, Rob Morgan, Caleb McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis. Shortly after the announcement, due to scheduling conflicts with her Apple TV show "Truth Be Told", Spencer had to vacate the role and Mo'Nique was cast in her place.
If you've never heard of the story of "Demon House" hold on to your hats and keep reading!
Shadow and Act first reported on this true-life horror back in 2014 saying it was inspired by the story of Gary, Indiana-based Latoya Ammons who, in 2011, claimed that her children were being attacked and possessed by demons.
Relativity Media was initially the studio behind it and Ammons optioned her rights. Daniels collaborator Tooley then retrieved the rights after Relativity went into bankruptcy. Now, Zak Bagans of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” filmed an episode at “The Demon House” as it was called, which is the Gary house in 2014.
The mother of three told police that she witnessed her children walking up walls, levitating and speaking in different voices. She further claimed that she once found her seven-year-old son inside a closet talking to another boy only he could see. When she asked what they were talking about, Ammons claimed that he told her the unseen presence was describing what it felt like to be killed. The young boy was also reportedly thrown by a “malevolent spirit” out of a bathroom, and her 12-year-old daughter required stitches to her head after an attack.
When two psychics later visited the terrified mother, they told her there were more than 200 demons haunting the house. Even official reports from a 2012 document on paranormal activity within the house supported Ammons’ claims, as psychologists stated on-the-record that they witnessed her 9 year-old speak in “different voices” and walk “up the wall backwards.”
After visiting the house and interviewing Ammons, the local police chief himself admitted that he was a “believer,” according to the Indianapolis Star..
Even the Department of Children Services concluded their investigation by saying something was seriously wrong with the house and not the occupants. Ammons and her family eventually moved out of the home and it was then demolished. We can't wait to see how Mo'Nique manages to embody this role. It's definitely going to stretch her acting ability and we have no doubt she'll rise to the occasion!