‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Trailer Comes With New Release Date

Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil.

Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil.

'The Exorcist: Believer' Trailer Comes With New Release Date

Following the new release date news, Universal and Blumhouse have released a new trailer for The Exorcist: Believer.

Regarding the new release date, as a result of the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour screening in theaters on Oct. 13, the release date for The Exorcist: Believer has changed to a week prior on Oct. 6.

David Gordon Green, who directed the recent Halloween movies, spoke with Total Film Magazine about bring back Ellen Burstyn who reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil.

“It’s incredible. I read her biography, and then it became like a mission: could I invite one of the Hollywood icons to step into this role that she hasn’t been in, in 50 years? That’s a true undertaking,” Green said.

Green continued, “The inspiration that her book gave to me in terms of her perspective after the movie, and how the success of the movie…I say  ‘success,’ but also a lot of obstacles and hardships were faced because of the notoriety of the film. So I got to know her, and we swapped literature and ideas, and we evolved this character to be meaningful for Ellen, beyond just a Chris MacNeil revisit.”

Watch below!

the exorcist believer poster oct 6 release date

What is The Exorcist: Believer about?

Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 6, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.

Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia O’Neill), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.

The film also stars Emmy winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.

When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.

The Exorcist: Believer is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride (Halloween trilogy) and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.

The film is produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse and by David Robinson and James G. Robinson for Morgan Creek Entertainment.

The executive producers are Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Stephanie Allain, Ryan Turek and Atilla Yücer. Universal Pictures presents a Blumhouse/Morgan Creek Entertainment production in association with Rough House Pictures.

Watch the trailer:

The Exorcist: Believer | Official Trailer 2

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