New Line’s ever-growing The Conjuring universe has picked up Oscar-nominated actor Demien Bichir to star in the latest spinoff spook, The Nun. Based on the demonic character that debuted in James Wan‘s The Conjuring 2, The Nun has recruited director Corin Hardy and per The Hollywood Reporter, the film will star Bichir as a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.
The report notes that Wan, who co-wrote the script with It screenwriter Gary Dauberman, remains “deeply involved” with the project and is producing via his Atomic Monster label with Peter Safran. The evil nun is the second character spinoff from the Conjuring franchise, following in the footsteps of the creepy doll Annabelle.
The Nun is set to arrive in theaters on July 13, 2018 and is expected to film this summer in Romania.