This could be a head-turner.
The first of three planned sequels to the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist has wrapped production, and one of the actors who’s finished her shooting is none other than Linda Blair, reprising her iconic Regan MacNeil role, according to a report on Above the Line.
If true, this would mark the first time Blair has returned to the franchise since the 1977 sequel The Exorcist II: The Heretic. Sources say the actor only worked on set for a few days, so it’s not known if it will be just a cameo role. In any event, stay tuned for more on this revelation.
The new film–from Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures and Peacock–will hit the big screen Oct. 13. The rest of the cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., the returning Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Olivia Marcum, Lidya Jewett, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Nettles and Okwui Okpokwasili.
Directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler, the basic plot follows a father (Odom) of a possessed child who tracks down Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) for help. Blair’s role is not yet known.
The original The Exorcist–directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay by William Peter Blatty–follows a desperate mother’s attempt to save her 12-year-old daughter from demonic possession through a horrendous exorcism.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this sequel to The Exorcist.