The Exorcist: Believer Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer and More !
The Exorcist: Believer trailer is out and fans can’t keep calm to know what all it’s going to serve!
William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist is a captivating and divisive piece of film history and pop culture, known for its violent, disturbing, and polarizing content. Adapted from the novel of the same name, the 1973 movie has been a subject of controversy and critical praise, amassing a dedicated cult following throughout the years.
Now, almost five decades after its original release shocked audiences with its terrifying plot, unsettling visuals, and exceptional performances, David Gordon Green, renowned for directing the latest three Halloween films, is set to revisit the chilling horror tale in The Exorcist: Believer.
As anticipation builds, here’s a roundup of everything we currently know about the upcoming legacy sequel, The Exorcist: Believer. Have a look, at your own risk of course!
The Exorcist: Believer Release Date
The Exorcist: Believer Release Date has been revealed. The latest installment of The Exorcist series will be presented as a trilogy, with the first film slated to hit theaters on October 13, 2023. It will be released alongside Lionsgate’s faith-based drama, Ordinary Angels, providing audiences with diverse cinematic choices. Notably, The Exorcist: Believer is not the only horror movie to anticipate this October, as the highly awaited film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, also from Universal and Blumhouse, is scheduled for release two weeks after the legacy sequel. Additionally, fans can look forward to the Stephen King prequel, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, premiering on Paramount+ just a week prior.
Building on the excitement, Universal and Blumhouse have already announced the release date for the second film in the trilogy, titled The Exorcist: Deceiver, which is set for April 18, 2025, coinciding with the Easter weekend.
The Exorcist: Believer Plot
The Exorcist: Believer Plot is something to watch out for. During a chat with the director, Green shared with Weintraub at Collider that his vision for the new trilogy is to continue the original story rather than opting for a remake. This time, Leslie Odom Jr. will portray the parent of a possessed child.
With Ellen Burstyn reprising her role, the addition of Leslie Odom Jr. to the cast, and the dedicated team of Green, Blum, and others behind the project, audiences can expect a fresh and revitalizing approach to the story while preserving the essence that made the original film a classic.
Have a look at the original synopsis of The Exorcist: Believer-
“Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 13, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.
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.”
The Exorcist: Believer Cast
The Exorcist: Believer Cast holds a talented bunch of actors. In the upcoming film, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn will once again grace the screen, reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, a celebrated Hollywood personality and the mother of the possessed Regan MacNeil. In the original film, Burstyn’s character was a famous actress who had recently separated from her actor husband and was living with her daughter near Georgetown while filming on set. For her exceptional performance in the original film, Burstyn received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Joining the cast is Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (famous for his role in Hamilton) as Victor Fielding, the father of another possessed child seeking help from Chris MacNeil. Jennifer Nettles, best known for her role in The Righteous Gemstones and one-half of the country music duo Sugarland, will portray the mother of yet another possessed child, who teams up with Odom Jr.’s character. Norbert Leo Butz, from Fosse/Verdon, will play the husband of Nettles’ character.
In the film, Lidya Jewett (known for Good Girls) and newcomer Olivia Marcum will play Angela and Katherine, two young girls possessed by a demonic spirit. Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd, known for her role in Hereditary, is set to return to the horror genre with a role in the film. Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time) and Okwui Okpokwasili (Madeline’s Madeline) have also been cast, although their specific roles are undisclosed.
As for the characters of Father Merrin and Father Karras, it remains uncertain if they will be reintroduced in the storyline, considering the original actors have since passed away.
Furthermore, there have been intriguing rumors suggesting that Linda Blair may reprise her role as Regan MacNeil in the film. Blair received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her exceptional work in the original film.
And lastly, fans are curious to discover if the famous pea soup, synonymous with demon vomit in the original movie, will make a reappearance in the upcoming film.
The Exorcist: Believer Official Trailer
The Exorcist: Believer Trailer is out. On July 25, 2023, The Exorcist: Believer unveiled its highly-anticipated first trailer, which had initially been exclusively screened in movie theaters before select showings of Oppenheimer. The gripping trailer, spanning a little over three minutes, promises a chilling and thrilling experience, teasing numerous scares and, most notably, the much-awaited return of Ellen Burstyn, reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil.
Watch The Exorcist: Believer Trailer below:
The Exorcist: Believer Streaming Platform
The Exorcist: Believer Streaming Platform will be Peacock. Initially, The Exorcist: Believer will have an exclusive theatrical release, offering audiences the chance to experience it on the big screen. After the theatrical run concludes, the movie will then become available exclusively for streaming on Universal’s platform, Peacock. This approach ensures that both cinema enthusiasts and streaming subscribers can enjoy the film at different stages, providing a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the movie.
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