We’ve been keeping our eye on the latest spinoff in James Wan’s The Conjuring Universe, The Nun, since the project officially got the green light last February. When last we checked in, the film had landed its leading man (Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir) and announced a release date (Friday, July 13th, 2018). Today, we’re getting word on the latest addition to the cast, and fans of American Horror Story will be pleased.
New Line has tapped Taissa Farmiga to star as the title character in the horror-thriller “The Nun,” opposite Demian Bichir. The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies. The current script for “The Nun” is written by Gary Dauberman and Wan.
Dauberman is the writer on Annabelle: Creation, also in production and slated for a release this summer; he is also one of the writers of Andrés Muschietti’s IT, arriving in fall.
We don’t have much more information at this time, but we’ll keep you posted on The Nun as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for The Conjuring 2, the film that introduced the Nun in 2016, below.