The Exorcist Reboot: Release date, cast update and more

378873 11: Left to right: Director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, and Ellen Burstyn arrive for the screening of the re-release of the classic thriller "The Exorcist" Septemeber 21, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
378873 11: Left to right: Director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, and Ellen Burstyn arrive for the screening of the re-release of the classic thriller "The Exorcist" Septemeber 21, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers) /

The Exorcist Reboot is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by David Gordon Green, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Sattler, from a story he co-authored with Scott Teems and Danny McBride. It stars Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd and Jennifer Nettles.

The film is part of the franchise based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty and will serve as a direct sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation. While the film will retroactively affect continuity of the franchise, all of the previous installments will still remain canon to its premise. It is intended to be the first of three new Exorcist films and the sixth installment of The Exorcist franchise overall.

The Exorcist is one of the most iconic horror movies of all time and for good reason. Its chilling story, masterful direction and unforgettable performances have made it a classic that continues to terrify audiences decades later. Now, a new version of The Exorcist is promising to once again raise the hairs on the back of viewers’ necks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what we know about this highly anticipated horror movie.

The Exorcist Reboot: Release Date

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Exorcist reboot is set to be released in theaters on October 13, 2023, just in time for Halloween. The film will also be available to stream on Peacock for viewers who prefer to watch from home.

The Exorcist Reboot: Cast

Directed by David Gordon Green, the upcoming film boasts a star-studded cast that includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Here’s a rundown of who’s who in this exciting new project:

Leslie Odom Jr. known for his Tony-winning role in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Odom Jr. is set to take on a major role in the new Exorcist film. While details of his character have yet to be revealed, his inclusion in the cast has certainly piqued the interest of horror fans.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 22:Ellen Burstyn arrives at the Academy’s 45th Anniversary Screening Of “The Exorcist” at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images) /

Ellen Burstyn is no stranger to the world of horror, having starred in the original Exorcist film as Chris MacNeil, the mother of the possessed Regan. In the new film, Burstyn is set to reprise her role as MacNeil, but in what capacity remains to be seen.

It was also recently announced by Above the Line that Linda Blair would be returning to reprise the role of Regan, the young girl who was possessed in the original film. Reportedly, Blair’s work on the film was completed in only a few days, so Regan will most likely not play a large part in the storyline.

Young actress Lidya Jewett has already made a name for herself with roles in shows like Black Lightning and movies like Hidden Figures. In the new Exorcist film, she’s set to play a character named Joan, but beyond that, little is known about her role.

Other cast members include Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Nettles and Okwui Okpokwasili.

The Exorcist Reboot: Plot

The plot of the new version of The Exorcist has been kept under wraps, but we do know that it will follow a similar storyline to the original movie. The story will center around a mother seeking help for her daughter, who is possessed by a demonic entity. As she turns to the church for help, a team of priests will work to exorcise the demon from the young girl’s body. It is unclear whether the new film will be a direct remake of the original or a sequel, but it is expected to pay homage to the classic horror movie while also bringing its own unique twist to the story.

The Exorcist Reboot: Conclusion

The Exorcist reboot is set to be one of the most highly anticipated horror movies of 2023. With a talented cast and a release date just in time for Halloween, horror fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see what new scares this film will bring. Whether it’s a faithful remake or a fresh take on the original story, there’s no doubt that The Exorcist will continue to be a classic horror movie for generations to come

We expect a trailer very soon.

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