Sister Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga in the 2018 horror thriller “Nun,” will be back in “The Nun 2,” the sequel to “The Nun.”
New Line has also announced that Storm Reid will be joining the cast of their films, so Farmiga will have a co-star.
According to Variety, the 2018 release of the first ‘Nun’ film, which followed Farmiga’s Sister Irene as she struggled alongside Demian Bichir’s Father Burke against the possession of the demon nun Valek in 1952 Romania, made $366 million worldwide.
It was a prequel to 2016’s “The Conjuring 2,” which included Farmiga’s sister Vera, who has already starred in three other entries in the horror series.
‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,’ the seventh and most recent installment, was directed by Michael Chaves, who will also direct ‘The Nun 2,’ set to be released in 2022.
The screenplay was originally written by Akela Cooper, and recent changes have been made by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.
Producing the eighth edition of “The Conjuring” under their own labels, Atomic Monster and The Safran Company, directors James Wan and Peter Safran resume their reign on the franchise.
Atomic Monster will be directed by Judson Scott, with Michael Clear and Gary Dauberman in charge of executive production.