Deadline is exclusively reporting that Taissa Farmiga has signed up 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, the young nun and will be joining Demián Bichir who will be playing the role of Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.
Taissa Farmiga’s recent credits include The Final Girls, American Horror Story and Rules Don’t Apply. 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.