Possession is nine-tenths of the law. And it’s also the springboard for a new Netflix horror movie.
A new film dealing with exorcism and demonic possession is scheduled for the streamer, following the acquisition of a script by writer/director Lee Daniels, according to a report on Deadline.
The untitled film–produced by Daniels, Tucker Tooley and Pam Williams–is expected to start production by the middle of this year. The cast includes Andra Day, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Rob Morgan, Caleb McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis.
In the film, Day will play the mother of an Indiana family whose children “purportedly became demonically possessed.” McLaughlin will play the son of Day’s character, Close will play Day’s character’s mother, Morgan will play the boyfriend of Day’s character and Spencer will portray a clergy member who helps Day’s character deal with the hauntings and exorcisms.
The movie will be based on the case of Latoya Ammons and her three children who purportedly experienced strange incidents in their Gary, Ind. home in 2014–incidents that included the children levitating, becoming violent and speaking in growls.
Skeptics were everywhere, but local officials became involved and some even said they witnessed many of the incidents–including one when Ammons’ nine-year-old son walked backward up a wall.
Writer/director Daniels–who produced 2001’s Monster’s Ball (which saw Halle Berry win a Best Actress Oscar)–received an Oscar nomination for his directing efforts on 2009’s Precious.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this new Netflix project.