A classic returns: “The Exorcist” is reissued. And Ellen Burstyn is here again.
Los Angeles (AP) – Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (88) slips into her role in the horror classic “The Exorcist” (1973): In a new film, she will be seen again as actress and mother Chris MacNeil, the “New York Times” and trade magazine “Variety” reported Monday (local time).
The still untitled film should therefore be released in American theaters on October 13, 2023. It is the first part of a new “Exorcist” trilogy produced by Blumhouse and Morgan Creek. In addition to Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”) has already been confirmed as a member of the cast, directed by David Gordon Green (“Halloween”).
As “Variety” reported, Universal reportedly paid around US $ 400 million for the trilogy. At least some of the films will therefore be shown on the Peacock universal streaming service. It was not yet clear when and where the trilogy will air in Germany.
For her portrayal of Chris MacNeil, Burstyn was nominated for an Oscar in 1974, but didn’t win the award until a year later for her lead role in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here.” However, “The Exorcist” received two Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Sound, as well as four Golden Globes. Three sequels and a TV series couldn’t build on the success of the original later.