Ann Dowd is joining the cast of the upcoming remake of The Exorcist, which is being billed as both a new take on the demonic possession classic, as well as the first film in a planned trilogy.
Blumhouse and Morgan Creek are producing the movie for Universal and Peacock with David Gordon Green set to direct all three films.
The first film in the new Exorcist saga will be released theatrically on October 13, 2023.
Leslie Odom Jr. will star in the new Exorcist trilogy and original cast member Ellen Burstyn is back as Chris MacNeil!
The plot details for the upcoming sequel are minimal but state that:
“Odom Jr. will play the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Ms. Burstyn’s character.”
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic. The series was cancelled after just two seasons.