‘The Exorcist’ Sequel Adds To Cast With Key Pastor Role

by Thomas Tuna

Let the battle for a soul commence.

Veteran actor Raphael Sbarge (The Guardian, Gaslit) this week joined the growing cast of the upcoming sequel to the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, according to a report on Deadline. Sbarge reportedly will play the pastor in the continuation of the original spine-chilling feature.

This first in a planned trilogy of sequels–from Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures and Peacock–also stars the previously announced Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Olivia Marcum, Lidya Jewett and the returning Ellen Burstyn.

The only brief logline provided so far explains the film will follow “the father (Odom) of a possessed child who tracks down Chris MacNeil (Burstyn).” The feature will hit theaters Oct. 13.

David Gordon Green (the recent Halloween trilogy) will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler. Jason Blum, David Robinson and James Robinson will produce.

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 an exorcism. The film–nominated for 10 Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Actress)–earned more than $440 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this sequel to The Exorcist.


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