Ann Dowd Joins Ellen Burstyn in Universal Pictures’ Exorcist Sequel

According to Hollywood Reporter, story of maid Star Ann Dowd is tapped to join Ellen Burstyn at Universal Pictures and Blumhouse to star in an upcoming direct sequel to William Friedkin’s iconic horror film. the Exorcist, More details about the Emmy-winning actress’s character are still being kept secret, but she will be featured in the studio’s first film. the Exorcist The trilogy, which is currently slated to make its debut in theaters and in peace on October 13, 2023.

Dowd is no stranger to the horror genre as she previously starred in Ari Aster’s acclaimed film genetic, She will next be seen in the upcoming fifth season story of maid and political thriller film independent With Jodie Turner-Smith.

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the Exorcist The trilogy is not being developed as a remake. Instead, it serves as a direct sequel to the original horror feature, which was adapted from the novel by William Peter Blatty. of halloween David Gordon Green is directing from a screenplay he is co-writing with Scott Thames, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler.

Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn is returning to the franchise for upcoming films, reprising her iconic role as Chris McNeil in the 40 years since the original film debut in 1973, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Oscar nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. is teaming up with Burstyn (hamilton, one night in miami) in the lead role of the father of a traumatized child, whose desperation leads him to track down McNeil.

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The sequel will be produced by Jason Blum, David Robinson and James Robinson with executive production by Green, McBride and Cooper Samuelson. It will be a co-production between Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Productions, with Ryan Turek to oversee the project on Blumhouse’s behalf.

the original the Exorcist Centered around the sudden demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl named Regan (Linda Blair) after encountering an old Ouija board. In a final attempt to save Regan, two Roman Catholic priests (Max von Sydow, Jason Miller) are enlisted to perform an exorcism on him.

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