The official synopsis: Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), 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.
For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn 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 Emmy winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.
From Universal Pictures, Blumhouse, and Morgan Creek, David Gordon Green (Halloween, Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends) directs this first movie in a planned trilogy from a script he co-wrote with Peter Sattler, which features a story by Green, Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) and Danny McBride (Halloween), based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.
In a statement released today, Green said, “The Exorcist: Believer is a throwback to early psychological horror movies that I watched as a kid and inspired me. I can’t wait for you all to watch in theaters.”
The Exorcist: Believer will be released in theaters on Friday the 13th of October.
You can watch the official trailer and see three new posters below.
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