The Exorcist: Believer director David Gordon Green on coaxing Ellen Burstyn to return as Chris MacNeil for the sequel movie.
Much like Jamie Lee Curtis returning to play Laurie Strode in the recent Halloween trilogy, the upcoming Exorcist sequel also features an actor returning to one of their most iconic roles. Ellen Burstyn returns to play Chris MacNeil in the Exorcist Believer follow-up fifty years after she last played the role. “It’s incredible. “
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meaningful for Ellen, beyond just a Chris MacNeil revisit.” Although Burstyn earned an Oscar nomination for her work on the original Exorcist movie (directed by the late William Friedkin), she never had the desire to return for any of the sequels. “
Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter on his own,” reads the official synopsis for The Exorcist: Believer. “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.“It will be interesting to see Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil again after all these years and learn how she factors into the events of
The Exorcist: Believer. Universal and Blumhouse already have a sequel planned, The Exorcist : Deceiver which will hit theaters in April 2025. Green is expected to return to direct the second film, but nothing has been confirmed. Green has said that they’ve got “scripts, outlines, and things like that” for the second and third films, but he’s waiting to see how the first one is received before making any big decisions.The Exorcist: Believer
will hit theaters on October 13th.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsGADO_dSgs