Annabelle 3 adds Mckenna Grace as The Warrens’ daughter
Deadline is bringing word that the upcoming third installment in the Annabelle franchise has just taken a big step forward with the addition of young Mckenna Grace in a key role.
Grace, who is well-known for her roles in Gifted and Designated Survivor and will be seen in next year’s Captain Marvel, is set to star as Judy Warren, daughter of the paranormal investigating couple who is targeted alongside her two teen babysitters by the demonic doll after they bring it home into their artifact room.
The Conjuring universe includes both James Wan-helmed Conjuring films, the first Annabelle spinoff and its sequel Creation, and the upcoming The Nun. It was announced last year that plans are underway for another feature film based on The Conjuring 2‘s Crooked Man, while a third Conjuring film is also being developed.
Gary Dauberman, the writer behind the spin-offs, will make his directorial debut with the new film. Dauberman also wrote The Nun, which opened in theaters on Sept. 7. He also penned New Line’s massive hit It and is working on the follow-up, It Chapter Two, as well.
John R. Leonetti directed the first spin-off, which earned $257 million on a $6.5 million budget, while 2017’s sequel was directed by David F. Sandberg and made $306.5 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.
James Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Peter Safran Co. are again producing the third Annabelle movie.
Annabelle 3 is scheduled for a July 3, 2019 release by New Line Cinema.
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