Taissa Farmiga is coming back for more. Deadline has confirmed that the actress will return as Sister Irene in The Nun 2. Farmiga will join the previously announced Storm Reid, who was cast in an unspecified leading role.
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 (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 to date, having earned $365.55 million worldwide at the box office.
The script was penned by Akela Cooper, with Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing stepping in recently to do another pass on the screenplay. Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) will direct The Nun 2, while James Wan will once again produce through his Atomic Monster banner alongside Peter Safran and his The Safran Company banner.
Farmiga is currently filming Season 2 of The Gilded Age for HBO. It’s unknown when she’ll wrap filming on that project, however, filming on The Nun 2 is set to kick off this month for a Sept. 8, 2023 release date.