Aunt Lydia is about to dance with the devil.
Ann Dowd is joining the ensemble of “The Exorcist,” which is being billed as both a new take on the demonic possession classic, as well as the first film in a planned trilogy. The veteran character actress, best known for her work as the chilling enforcer of dystopian discipline on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will appear alongside “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn, who is reprising her role from the original film as Chris MacNeil.
Blumhouse and Morgan Creek are producing the movie for Universal and Peacock. The first film in the new “Exorcist” saga will be released theatrically
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