On August 19th, we’ll be getting the prequel we never expected, Orphan: First Kill. The movie will be receiving a limited theatrical release in just sixteen days, and will also be receiving a digital release and will be available to watch on the Paramount+ streaming service that same day. In anticipation of the release, Paramount has unveiled a new poster for the film, and you can check it out at the bottom of this article.
Directed by William Brent Bell from a screenplay by David Coggeshall, Orphan: First Kill has the following synopsis:
Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.
Isabelle Fuhrman reprises the role of Leena Klammer / Esther, an adult serial killer from Estonia who was able to pass herself off as a 9 year old kid in the first Orphan. Looking 9 was easy for Fuhrman at the time because she was a child when she made that movie… but now she’s an adult, and the filmmakers had to try to figure out how to make her look like a kid again. You can judge how successful they were by checking out the images of Esther in the Orphan: First Kill trailer embedded above.
Fuhrman is joined in the cast by Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Matthew Finlan, and Hiro Kanagawa.
Co-financed by eOne and Dark Castle, Orphan: First Kill was produced by James Tomlinson, with Dark Castle Entertainment’s Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff, and Ethan Erwin. Original Orphan screenwriter David Leslie Johnson served as executive producer alongside Daryl Katz, Chloe Katz, Paul Marcaccio, Victor Moyers and Kyle Irving. Kelly Gallagher and Robert Bell co-produced, with Jen Gorton and Josie Liang overseeing for eOne. Fuhrman also has an associate producer credit.
The film has been rated R for “bloody violence, language, and brief sexual content“.
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Here’s the new poster:
Originally published at www.joblo.com