Youth will be served.
The first in a trio of planned sequels to the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist is nearing the end of production, and this week a new youngster joined the cast, according to a report on Deadline.
Lidya Jewett (Sam Raimi’s Nightbooks) has joined the previously announced Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd and the returning Ellen Burstyn in the tale of “the father (Odom) of a possessed child who tracks down Chris MacNeil (Burstyn),” according to the brief logline. Jewett’s role was not disclosed.
This first film in the trilogy–from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Peacock–is directed by David Gordon Green (the recent Halloween trilogy) from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler. The feature is on schedule for an Oct. 13 theatrical release.
The original The Exorcist–directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay by William Peter Blatty–tells the story of a mother’s struggles to save her 12-year-old daughter from demonic possession through an exorcism. The film was the first horror movie nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.
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