Ann Dowd joins Universal’s “The Exorcist”

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Ann Dowd joins Universal’s “The Exorcist”
Ann Dowd joins Universal’s “The Exorcist”

Ann Dowd, the 66-year-old American actress known for a number of supportive roles in blockbusters like of “Green Card,” “Philadelphia,” “Garden State,” “Side Effects,” “Captain Fantastic” alongside “Hereditary” and a many more, conjoins the first film of Universal, Morgan Creek and Blumhouse’s “The Exorcist” triology.

The Emmy award winner will join Leslie Odom Jr alongside Ellen Burstyn in the film. The movie will witness a meet of director David Gordon Green and Dowd. Dowd had previously worked with Green on a drama “Our Brand is Crisis”.

The film’s plot was prepared by Green and Teems and McBride, while the new “The Exorcist” director Green wrote the screenplay. The Original “The Exorcist” was released back in the 1973s, storyline of which was whirled around a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a mysterious being alongside her mother as well as two Catholic priests.

There had been a flurry of fracas between the paranormal being and the priests along with the girl’s mother. Original “The Exorcist” was nominated for 10 Oscar categories.

Dowd joins “The Exorcist” triology

Universal as well as Peacock took over the global rights to engender a new “The Exorcist” franchise in collaboration with Morgan Creek alongside “Blumhouse”.

The trilogy’s first film, in which Dowd will take part, is set to be released on October 13, 2023. Nevertheless, the deal to purchase the global right of “The Exorcist” franchise costed Universal a whopping $400 million.

Dowd’s next release is expected to be a political thriller titled as “The Independent”. Principal Entertainment alongside Innovative Artists have represented the movie. She was prodigiously praised for her performance in a recent drama “Mass”.