We Have a Ghost Movie Netflix After Kevin finds a ghost named Ernest haunting his new home, he becomes an overnight social media sensation.
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‘We Have a Ghost’: Meet the Cast

This family-friendly horror comedy stars Stranger Things’ David Harbour.

When a teenager finds a ghost in his attic, he ends up making a new friend. But after news of his paranormal pal gets out, the internet goes wild and everyone wants a piece of him — including a nefarious government agency. Starring Emmy nominee David Harbour and Jahi Winston, We Have a Ghost is a heartfelt horror comedy premiering on Netflix Feb. 24. Read more about the film’s cast below

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Ernest is a friendly ghost once you get to know him, but he doesn’t like a lot of attention. Unable to speak, and with no memory of how he died, he needs the help of teenager Kevin to settle his unfinished business.

Harbour was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role as Jim Hopper in the sci-fi series Stranger Things. He also starred in Hellboy (2019) and Violent Night.

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The official synopsis for We Have a Ghost reads as follows: “After finding a ghost with a murky past haunting their new house, a family becomes internet sensations — and the targets of a shadowy government agency.” Though this may sound like a plot dreamed up by the Netflix algorithm when provided the keywords “David Harbour,” “Beetlejuice” and “Stranger Things,” the movie is actually based on a short story called “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh. The “Ernest” title in fact refers to the titular ghost, who is named that because of his resemblance to the actor Ernest Borgnine.

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Jahi Di'Allo Winston

Upset about moving into a run-down house and feeling misunderstood by everyone — especially his father — Kevin’s feeling all the angst of his teenage years. He finds a real connection in Ernest and wants to do whatever he can to help his ghostly friend move on.

Winston starred in the teen comedy series Everything Sucks! and the drama Charm City Kings. He also appeared in Queen & Slim and Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.