Leslie Odom Jr. will star in the “Exorcist” trilogy that will premiere in 2023
It seems that Leslie Odom Jr. will get involved in horror movies in the near future.
According to reports, the actor and singer-songwriter will appear in the upcoming “Exorcist” trilogy, which is expected to be released in theaters at the end of 2023. New York Times. Little Odom will play a father who seeks help for a child possessed by a demon.
Oscar-winning actress Alan Burstin will replay her role in the original “Exorcist” movie premiered in 1973. The filmmaker David Gordon Green will direct and write three new “Exorcist” movies.
The upcoming “Exorcist” trilogy is launched by Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, and is expected to cost more than US$400 million. The last two films in the trilogy may premiere at Peacock first, which is another sign that streaming services are gaining more and more influence in the film industry.
“The Exorcist” is directed by William Friedkin and tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who was possessed by a demon and her mother tried to save her daughter through exorcism. The film is adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by writer William Peter Bratty.
“The Exorcist” was a huge success, with box office revenue exceeding $441 million. This is the highest-grossing R-rated movie before “It” in 2017.
The film was nominated for 10 Oscars in 1974, and won the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Effects awards. This is also the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture.
The other three movies in the “Exorcist” series follow the original work; “Exorcist II: Pagan” in 1977, “Exorcist III” in 1990, and “Exorcist: Beginning” in 2004. Bernstein did not replay her role in these three films, which never reached the original film.
Little Odom’s appearance in the upcoming “Exorcist” trilogy is just the latest achievement of the Philadelphia native in a landmark year.
This year, Odom Jr. was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Aaron Burr in a limited series or outstanding actor in a film in “Hamilton”, which was adapted from the popular last summer on Disney+ Broadway drama.
East Oak Lane native and his wife Nicole Wright Robinson Celebrating the birth of the couple’s second child It was also earlier this year.
Little Odom will appear in “The Saints of Newark” The highly anticipated prequel movie “The Sopranos” will premiere in theaters and HBO Max this fall.