Casting Update for Insidious Chapter 2

2013/03/12 21:50:41 UTC

We previously reported that Jocelin Donahue was playing a young version of Lorraine Lambert in Insidious Chapter 2, and we know of one more person who will be joining her for a trip to the past. Lindsay Seim (pictured below) has been hired to play a young Elise Rainier in the sequel. The part was played in the first movie by Lin Shaye, who is also expected to appear in the sequel as well.

James Wan returned to direct Insidious Chapter 2 and many of the original cast members have returned, including Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, and Ty Simpkins. The release date was originally scheduled for August 30th, but has been moved back to September 20th.

“FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions announced today that they will bring INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, the sequel to last year’s hit film INSIDIOUS which captivated horror movie fans worldwide... Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins will reprise their roles in the film which James Wan, who directed INSIDIOUS, will direct from a script written by Leigh Whannell who also wrote the first film. Jason Blum, who produced INSIDIOUS, is producing the low-budget sequel through his Blumhouse Productions. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli , Steven Schneider, and Charles Layton are executive producing. Production on the sequel is set to begin on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the U.S. rights to the film in conjunction with FilmDistrict. INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 is being financed by Alliance Films. FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of ancillary rights in the U.S. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (via Aurum), and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.”


*The original casting source is Variety, but we've been told the character they mentioned was incorrect.