Universal Spends $400 Million on New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy Starring Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr.
Universal is shelling out an eye-popping $400 million to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock, its new streaming service. Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role for director David Gordon Green. https://t.co/SrlaxyXmrp pic.twitter.com/HHsDGaiSmn
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A new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Ellen Burstyn will return to reprise her role from the original 1973 horror classic, with Leslie Odom Jr. joining as a father who tracks down Burstyn when his child is possessed. The first film is planned to debut theatrically on October 13, 2023, with the other two possibly going directly to streaming service Peacock. David Gordon Green will direct, with Blumhouse producing.