June 21, 2024 11:17 pm

The Exorcist: Believer Director Explains Ellen Burstyn's Return to the Horror Franchise After a 50-year Absence
The Exorcist: Believer Director Explains Ellen Burstyn's Return to the Horror Franchise After a 50-year Absence

The Exorcist: Believer Director Explains Ellen Burstyn’s Return to the Horror Franchise After a 50-year Absence

“One girl lives, one girl dies.” Those eerie words uttered by 12-year-old Katherine (Olivia O’Neill) in The Exorcist: Believer are haunting. But whether the demon(s) is actually Legion and/or Pazuzu remains to be seen. Regardless, an Exorcist legacy hero will return to try and save the day: Chris MacNeil. And director David Gordon Green discussed trying to tempt Ellen Burstyn back to portray the iconic character, even before she’d read the script for The Exorcist: Believer. Green said in an interview with People:

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​Ellen Burstyn’s Chris MacNeil returns to the popular horror series for the first time since 1973’s The Exorcist. Read More