David Gordon Green, known for his new Halloween trilogy, has just wrapped filming on his new take of the horror classic, The Exorcist, which is the first of a new trilogy.
Green is directing the new sequel to The Exorcist for Universal, Blumhouse, and Morgan Creek, which is set to open in theaters this October.
It was announced a few months ago that Ellen Burstyn will be reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, the mother in the original 1973 movie. But she’s not the only one from the original returning.
News has now come that Linda Blair, who played the possessed young girl Regan in the original, will also have a part in the new film. Blair starred in the classic, the sequel, and the 1990 parody film Repossessed, starring alongside Leslie Nielsen.
The cast of the film includes Leslie Odom Jr. and Raphael Sbarge (“Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story.”), Olivia Marcum, Ann Dowd (Hereditary), and Lidya Jewett (Netflix’s Nightbooks) co-star.
Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds) and David Gordon Green wrote the script based on a story by Green, Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), and Danny McBride (Halloween).
The upcoming film marks the first film for the franchise since 2004’s prequel Exorcist: The Beginning. However, there was also a series that premiered in 2016 on FOX. Green’s installment is set to open in theaters on October 13, 2023.