Burstin, who was nominated for an Oscar for the role, will follow McNeill as his father with “Hamilton” actor Leslie Odom Jr. when McNeill is possessed.
The first film in the series is scheduled to be released in October 2023. The next two movies may be scheduled for streaming.
This movie is not a remake of the original, but the new movie will be a continuation of the 1973 horror classic.
This movie is still one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, the film has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including the Best Picture Award. It won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay.
Burstin recently starred in “Fragments of Women” and will star in the Showtime series “First Lady” with Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson and Kiefer Sutherland. .
David Gordon Green, who directs the new “Halloween” trilogy, has signed a contract to direct it.