Storm Reid has landed the leading role in New Line’s sequel to The Nun.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Reid is set to headline The Nun 2, the sequel to The Nun that also serves as a prequel of sorts to the Conjuring films. Michael Chaves, who directed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, has signed on to direct The Nun 2. Details surrounding the film are currently unknown, but Akela Cooper wrote the screenplay with Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing having tackled revisions.
The Nun was a prequel spinoff from The Conjuring 2 that focused on Bonnie Aarons as a demonic nun. The film took place in a monastery in 1952 and focused on a priest (Demain Bchir) and a young nun (Taissa Farmiga) as they sought to fight the nun’s evil possessions. While The Conjuring films are incredibly popular, The Nun has actually become the highest grossing Conjuring film.
Reid currently stars in Euphoria. Her other credits include Disney’s live-action adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad and Sleight. She can next be seen in HBO’s highly anticipated live-action series adaptation of The Last of Us.
Filming on The Nun 2 will kick off this October for a Sept. 8, 2023 release date.