The Conjuring 2 is set to begin production this month
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Frances O’Connor (“The Missing,” “Mr Selfridge”) has joined the cast of The Conjuring 2. O’Connor will play the role of a desperate mother whose daughter is experiencing a haunting. She joins a cast that includes Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real life paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Unlike the recent spinoff film, Annabelle (which explored the back story of The Conjuring‘s terrifying doll), it is believed that The Conjuring 2 will continue the based-on-truth adventures of The Warrens, whose cases have also inspired the likes of The Haunting in Connecticut and most notably, The Amityville Horror.
The Conjuring 2 features a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes who penned the first film along with House of Wax and The Reaping. James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Furious 7) will return to direct.
The Conjuring 2 is set for release on June 10, 2016 with production slated to begin later this month. The film will go up against Jon M. Chu’s heist sequel Now You See Me: The Second Act plus the long awaited big screen adaptation of Warcraft from Moon director Duncan Jones.
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