Change is inevitable…even when you deal with exorcisms.
Demon House–a new Netflix horror film based on real-life supernatural events–went through a cast change last week when Octavia Spencer was replaced by Oscar winner Mo’Nique, according to a report on Deadline.
Spencer reportedly left the film due to a scheduling conflict with her Apple TV+ show Truth Be Told.
Mo’Nique–who joins a star-studded cast that includes Glenn Close, Andra Day, Rob Morgan, Caleb McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis–will portray a social worker who helps a family through a series of exorcisms.
Demon House–written and directed by Lee Daniels–draws from the widely covered case of Latoya Ammons and her three children, who experienced strange incidents in their Gary, Ind. home–incidents that included the children levitating, becoming violent and speaking in growls and deep voices.
Local police, doctors and socials workers reportedly said they witnessed many of these occurrences–including one in which the nine-year-old son walked backward up a wall.
The film–slated to start shooting in June–is being produced by Daniels, Tucker Tooley, Pam Williams, Todd Crites and Jackson Nguyen. Greg Renker and Gregoire Gensollen serve as executive producers.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Demon House on Netflix.