Principal photography has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinemaâ€™s â€œThe Conjuring 2,â€ with James Wan (â€œFurious 7â€) once again at the helm, following the record-breaking success of â€œThe Conjuring.â€ The supernatural thriller brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (â€œUp In the Air,â€ TVâ€™s â€œBates Motelâ€) and Patrick Wilson (the â€œInsidiousâ€ films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wanâ€™s â€œThe Conjuring,â€ which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. The film went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to â€œThe Exorcist.â€
Rounding out the cast are Frances Oâ€™Connor (TVâ€™s â€œThe Missingâ€) as the single mom, with Madison Wolfe (TVâ€™s â€œZooâ€) and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh as her children; Maria Doyle Kennedy (TVâ€™s â€œOrphan Blackâ€); Simon Delaney (TVâ€™s â€œRoyâ€); Franka Potente (TVâ€™s â€œThe Bridgeâ€); and Simon McBurney (â€œMission Impossible: Rogue Nationâ€).
In addition to directing the film, Wan wrote the screenplay with Carey Hayes & Chad Hayes, and David Leslie Johnson. Peter Safran, Wan and Rob Cowan, who previously collaborated on â€œThe Conjuring,â€ are producing.
Collaborating with Wan behind-the-scenes is Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (â€œForrest Gump,â€ â€œ42â€). Reuniting with the director from â€œThe Conjuringâ€ are production designer Julie Berghoff, editor Kirk Morri, costume designer Kristin Burke, and composer Joseph Bishara.
Scheduled for release on June 10, 2016, â€œThe Conjuring 2,â€ is a New Line Cinema presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.