The Nun 2 Adds Euphoria’s Storm Reid in Lead Role
The Nun 2
With a release date previously set, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have made a significant addition to The Nun 2 by tapping Euphoria and The Suicide Squad star Storm Reid. The Hollywood Correspondent brings expression of her casting, revealing that Reid will play a lead role in the film. No details about her personality have been confirmed however the sequel will be set in the 1950s, seemingly after the events of 2018’s The Nun. WB previously set a September 8, 2023 release date for The Nun 2 with an October production start being made arrangements for the film.
A previous report on the sequel uncovered some plot details for the film, reading: “1956 – France. A priest is killed. An evil is spreading. Once more the sequel to the overall smash stirred things up around town follows SISTER IRENE as she comes up close and personal with the demonic power VALAK – THE DEMON NUN.” As fans might review from the 2018 film, The Nun was set in Romania in 1952, with its conclusion connecting it straightforwardly to the first The Conjuring film and ret-conning a specific person (one who was nicknamed, what else, Frenchie). Considering the setting, that character’s fate, and the specific namedrop of Sister Irene, it’s not excessively far-got to imagine that stars Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet might reprise their roles in the film.
One person confirmed to be involved with the production is director Michael Chaves, who previously helmed The Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring: Satan Caused Me To make it happen, and will be behind the camera for the movie. Harmful scribe Akela Cooper wrote the initial script for the film, which has had re-writes by The Autopsy of Jane Doe scribes Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing according to THR.
Seven movies thoroughly have been released in The Conjuring Universe franchise so far, and considering the hit titles that have been released in the series it’s a surprise to some that The Nun is really the highest grossing out of all. However not the number one out of the seven titles, the prequel to The Conjuring 2 got more than $360 million at the worldwide film industry, almost $50 million higher than the #2 title on the list (2013’s The Conjuring with $317 million universally). Considering that degree of success it’s surprising that the sequel’s improvement wasn’t fast followed, something that this series is deft at considering the quickness that an Annabelle prequel was released after the first Conjuring film.