The exorcist by David Gordon Green kicked off filming with the announcement of a new casting; the site Variety reports that the singer Jennifer Nettles has signed on to star in this new horror in a leading role.
Nettles played Avie Lee Parton, Dolly Parton’s mother, in the TV movies A coat of many colors (Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors) e A Christmas of a thousand colors (Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love). This will be Nettles’ second film role after starring in the biopic drama Harriet.
David Gordon Green’s reboot is described as a sequel that will take place after the events of the original 1973 film, but will also be a trilogy, following the path Green used to relaunch the saga of Halloween. The director in a statement spoke of a tribute to the character of Chris MacNeil, the mother of Regan played by Ellen Burstyn.
I think we’ll learn from the production of the first film to see what applies as we evolve. We’re honoring Chris MacNeil and finding her 50 years later, so it’s a significant character evolution of her, but I think it’s going to be really fun to explore… We’re about to start a very different kind of technical journey than Halloween. I don’t even necessarily classify it as a horror film, even though it’s very attractive from a horror point of view, it’s psychological and dramatic. It doesn’t have the fun commanding tension that Halloween would have, because you can’t lean into any of the more “campy” qualities that I think we enjoy from time to time in Halloween movies. It’s very serious and quite direct, and I don’t know, but I’m excited about it.
“The Exorcist” also stars Leslie Odom Jr. as “the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Mrs. Burstyn’s character. In addition to Ellen Burstyn, who will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil from the original 1973 film, the cast includes Ann Dowd (Hereditary), Lidya Jewett (Netflix’s Nightbooks), Raphael Sbarge (Gaslit) and newcomer Olivia Marcum.
David Gordon Green will direct the new “The Exorcist” trilogy for Universal, Blumhouse and Morgan Creek. The first film will be released in theaters on October 13, 2023.
Eli Roth continues casting for his new horror film Thanksgivinglast purchase AddisonRae, actress and web star ranked by Forbes as the highest earning TikTok personality. Rae has already starred in He’s All Thata Netflix remake of the 1999 teen comedy She’s All Thatat the time distributed in Italy with the title kiss me. Rae later signed a deal with Netflix and on February 2, 2022, she announced on Instagram that she had signed on to join the cast of a new movie called Fashionistaproduced by Paramount and currently in the works.
Addison Rae joins a cast of young emerging stars that will be led by veteran Patrick Dempsey, meanwhile confirmed by Roth as the protagonist; the beloved Derek Shepherd from the tv series Grey’s Anatomy he is back from the recent sequel As per disenchantment – And they lived unhappily and discontented by Disney Plus which saw him again next to Amy Adams. According to Deadline, “Roth wanted a face front and center and thought Dempsey would be perfect since it’s not the typical role you usually see the former Grey’s Anatomy star in.”
“Thanksviging” is based on one of the fake trailers that punctuated the film grindhouse from 2007 that Roth made with Quentin Tarantino. The film is described as insane and gory, a slasher that “makes its carving board with the residents of a Massachusetts town that makes a big fuss every year during the annual turkey day.”
Spyglass Media is producing with Roth directing from a script written by Jeff Rendel with shooting scheduled for March.