‘Orphan’ Prequel Confirmed with Isabelle Fuhrman & Julia Stiles

This article includes spoilers for the 2009 film Orphan.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Jaume Collet-Serra’s 2009 thriller Orphan will get a prequel. 

The 2009 thriller introduced us to Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), an orphan who gets adopted by a couple who have just lost their baby. But she is not as innocent as she first appears to be.

Even though Orphan received mixed reviews at the time, one thing that everyone agreed took the film to the next level was the twist at the end. Perhaps the anticipation of a similar twist is enough for people to want to see a second film in the series. However, the twist also makes the possibilities of a sequel hard. This is why this new film was chosen to become a prequel rather than a sequel.

It has now been announced that Isabelle Fuhrman will make a return in a prequel titled Orphan: First Kill. It will tell the story of how Leena Klammer escaped an Estonian psychiatric facility and came to America by pretending to be Esther, a missing daughter of a wealthy family. Fuhrman has previously acted in films such as The Hunger Games and Hounddog.

Julia Stiles, who is known for her roles in 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Identity and Silver Linings Playbook, is also set to join the cast.

The film is set to be directed by William Brent Bell, whose previous directorial credits include The Boy, Brahms: The Boy II and The Devil Inside. The script was written by David Coggeshall, who has previously written the scripts for Scream: The TV Series and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. The film is currently being filmed in Winnipeg, Canada.

The film does not have an estimated release date yet.

Words by Alice Sjöberg


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