Escape Room sequel adds Isabelle Fuhrman to cast
Collider brings word that Orphan star Isabelle Fuhrman has been tapped to join in Sony Pictures‘ upcoming sequel Escape Room 2, a follow-up to this year’s psychological horror film Escape Room. Fuhrman will be joining original cast members Taylor Russell and Logan Miller, who are set to reprise their roles as Zoey and Ben, respectively.
Fuhrman is no stranger to the horror genre as she landed her first lead role in 2009’s Orphan starring alongside Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring film franchise). Her other film credits include: The Hunger Games, Cell, Dear Eleanor, One Night and Down a Dark Hall.
The first film is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
Escape Room starred Taylor Russell (Lost in Space, Before I Fall), Logan Miller (Love, Simon, The Walking Dead), Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, The Defenders), Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun Maverick), Tyler Labine (Voltron, New Amsterdam), Nik Dodani (Atypical, Murphy Brown), and Yorick van Wageningen (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Papillon).
Escape Room was directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key, The Taking of Deborah Logan) from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut (Season of the Witch) and Maria Melnik (American Gods). The movie was produced by Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz, and Donovan Roberts-Baxter.
Robitel is returning to direct the sequel, with Schut also returning to script and Moritz attached to return as producer, with a release date scheduled for November 30, 2020.