‘The Nun’ Sequel Continues To Flesh Out Ensemble Cast

by Jayson Drury

The more, the merrier for this kind of horror nun-sense.

The Nun 2–the New Line Cinema sequel to the 2018 hit entry in The Conjuring Universe–this week added two more cast members, according to a report on Deadline.

The sequel–currently shooting in France with an eye toward a Sept. 8, 2023 release–has added Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Katelyn Rose Downey (Clean Sweep) to Taissa Farmiga (who will reprise her Sister Irene role), Bonnie Aarons (who will return as the demon Valak) and Storm Reid.

Popplewell has been cast as Kate, a schoolteacher at St. Mary’s in France who’s a widow caring for her 10-year-old daughter Sophie, who would be the perfect age for the casting of Downey.

The horror pic–directed by Michael Chavez (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant)–is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran.

Little is known about the sequel, except that it’s set in France in 1956, where there is “an evil spreading,” according to the logline. And Sister Irene once again “comes face-to-face with the demonic force of Valak.”

The original The Nun–directed by Corin Hardy from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman–follows a priest “with a haunted past” and a novice “on the threshold of her final vows” who are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in 1952 Romania, and who confront “a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun,” according to the synopsis.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on The Nun 2.


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