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The Hollywood Reporter: Taissa Farmiga Returns to Star in New Line’s ‘The Nun 2’

Storm Reid has already been cast in a leading role in the sequel to the 2018 horror hit.

Taissa Farmiga is back in the habit.

The actress is returning to The Conjuring horror universe to star in The Nun 2, New Line’s sequel to its 2018 global hit.

Farmiga, who starred in the initial movie, will reprise her role as Sister Irene and joins Euphoria actress Storm Reid in the production, which will begin shooting later in October.

Michael Chaves will direct The Nun 2 following his outing helming The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the most recent entry in the Conjuring horror universe. That film opened at no. 1 at the box office in 2021 and pushed the collective gross of those movies over the $2 billion worldwide mark.

Nun was a prequel spinoff from The Conjuring 2 and featured Bonnie Aarons as a demonic nun. Set in a monastery in 1952, the story saw a priest and a young nun, played by Demian Bichir and Farmiga, respectively, attempting to fight the nun’s evil possessions. The movie surprisingly became the highest-grossing installment of any of the Conjuring movies.

Details for the new installment are being kept in the dark but the 1950s period setting will remain.

James Wan and Peter Safran are producing via their respective banners, Atomic Monster and The Safran Company. The duo have produced all eight of the Conjuring universe movies.

Judson Scott is overseeing the project for Atomic Monster, with Michael Clear and Gary Dauberman executive producing.

Nun 2 is set for release Sept. 8, 2023.

Farmiga, who is the sister of actress Vera Farmiga, is currently shooting season 2 of Julian Fellowes’ hit HBO series The Gilded Age with Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon.

She was last seen in Pascual Sisto’s thriller John and the Hole opposite Michael C. Hall, which premiered at Sundance 2021. Other recent credits include Clint Eastwood’s The Mule alongside Bradley Cooper and What They Had opposite Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank, which premiered at Sundance 2018.

She is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Peikoff Mahan Law.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Taissa Farmiga Set For New Line’s ‘The Nun’; Spinoff of Sister Vera’s ‘The Conjuring’

EXCLUSIVE: The blood lines run deep through The Nun, the Corin Hardy-directed New Line thriller that is a spinoff to its highly successful fright franchise The Conjuring. New Line has just set Taissa Farmiga to star as the young nun alongside Demián Bichir in the film. She is the sister of Vera Farmiga, who with Patrick Wilson play the paranormal investigators who anchor the James Wan-directed The Conjuring.

The Nun takes its form from the steely-looking nun from The Conjuring 2, an image that rears up unpleasant memories for anyone like myself who spent time at the mercy of the sisters in Catholic school. The Nun is the second spinoff from The Conjuring after Annabelle, which is being sequelized after grossing a frightfully high $256 million worldwide. In fact, that film and the two installments of The Conjuring have scared up a collective global gross of $897 million, with Annabelle: Creation coming August 11. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing The Nun, which Gary Dauberman scripted with Wan. Dauberman and Todd Williams are the exec producers. The film already has been dated for release Friday the 13th, in July 2018.

Taissa Farmiga is in production on What They Had, which stars Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank, and recently was in the Warren Beatty-directed Rules Don’t Apply and in the Blumhouse revenge thriller In a Valley of Violence. She is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

Source: Deadline Hollywood