Eight-time Academy Award nominee and veteran actress Glenn Close will be joined by Mahershala Ali and a Stranger Things actor in the upcoming Netflix exorcism thriller helmed by Lee Daniels.
The yet to be titled film stars Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. Mclaughlin will be joined by a host of brilliant actors, namely Octavia Spencer, Rob Morgan and Aunjanue Ellis.
Netflix has reportedly spent $65m to purchase the rights to the film to be a part of its upcoming Original films lineup. Written and directed by Daniels, the film will be inspired by the real-life story of a single mother, Latoya Ammons, who lived in a haunted Indianapolis home with her three children.
With a fictional take on the story where the mother’s narrative was supported by the Department of Child Services, the hospital and the local police, Daniels, known for Halle Berry-starring film Precious, will most likely present an eerie and sinister story that his brilliant screenwriting skills will back.
In her second collaboration with Daniels after the 2020 film The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Glenn Close will be seen playing Ammons’ mother while Andra Day will be seen as Ammons. Caleb McLaughlin will be seen as one of her children, while Morgan will portray the role of her boyfriend. Octavia Spencer is the clergy member who helps exorcise the haunted home. Ellis’ role is yet undeclared.
With production set to commence in mid-2022, this Daniels film has the required elements to become the next cult-favourite horror classic.