The team behind resurrecting the Halloween films are back, and this time they have possession on their minds… This Autumn marks exactly 50 years since The Exorcist landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world and now this October sees a new chapter begin with The Exorcist: Believer.
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The Exorcist: Believer follows Victor Fielding who, since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, has been raising their daughter, Angela on his own.
But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.
The film stars Ellen Burstyn who, for the first time since the 1973 film, reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.
The film also stars Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), Lidya Jewett (Good Girls), Olivia Marcum, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jennifer Nettles (Harriet) and Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline).
The Exorcist: Believer is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride (Halloween trilogy) and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.
When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.
The Exorcist: Believer will be released in cinemas on Friday 13 October 2023