The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It receives R-rating
According to Film Ratings, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s long-awaited third installment of The Conjuring films titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It has officially been given an R-rating from the MPAA for “terror, violence and some disturbing images.” This comes ahead of the Michael Chaves-directed horror feature’s upcoming simultaneous theatrical release and HBO Max debut on Friday, June 4.
So far, all seven previously released films within James Wan’s The Conjuring Universe have all received R-ratings. The Conjuring 3 marks the eighth installment in the film franchise, making it one of the largest horror franchises in history with a combined worldwide gross of over $1.8 billion.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will again center around a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
The threequel sees the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who recently appeared in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home. The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman), story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. This marks the first Conjuring film that Wan didn’t direct.
The film is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe films. Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Michelle Morrissey.