Original cast members Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reunite with director James Wan for “The Conjuring 2.”
Production has started for the much awaited sequel and Wan has tweeted a few photos of filming on set.
“The Conjuring 2” will feature Patrick Harris and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles husband and wife demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate a new case in England.
“The Endfield Poltergeist” is based on a real case investigated by the Warren’s in the late 1970’s.
Below is an excerpt from The Committee of Skeptical Inquiry ‘s file on the hauntings.
“The events began on August 30 in the Enfield home of Margaret Hodgson. The divorced Hodgson lived there with her four children-Peggy, thirteen; Janet, eleven; Johnny, ten; and Billy, seven-whose names, in early accounts, were fictionalized,” the article reads.
“Two of the children, Janet and Johnny, attempted to convince their mother that their beds were unaccountably shaking. The next night brought mysterious knocking sounds and the sliding of a chest of drawers in the girls’ room. There were more knockings, and soon Hodgson had a police car making a call to 284 Green Street.”
“The Conjuring 2” cast includes Frances O’Connor (Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes), Javier Botet (Mama) and Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything).
Australian actress Lauren Esposito has also been added to the cast. The newcomer was chosen after a lengthy search for actresses in the U.S., Australia and England, according to Deadline.
2013’s “The Conjuring” became a box office success, raking in $318 million against a budget of $20 million. James Wan returns to direct the sequel with returning screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes, and producers Peter Safran and Rob Cowan.
“The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist” arrives in theaters on June 10, 2016.