The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Demián Bichir has been cast to star in New Line’s Conjuring spinoff The Nun.
The film is set to be based on the demon nun character from The Conjuring 2 and whilst the general premise is being kept under wraps, Demián Bichir will be playing the role of Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.
Demián Bichir’s credits include Machete Kills, The Hateful Eight and The Bridge. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) will be directing the spinoff, with James Wan serving as producer under his Atomic Monster banner alongside Peter Safran and Wan also co-wrote the script with Gary Dauberman. Production is set to commence in the summer in Romania.
The Nun is scheduled for cinematic release on the 13th July 2018.