Taissa Farmiga's sister Vera plays paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films, so it's rather fitting that Taissa is now set to play a lead role in The Conjuring 2 spinoff film, The Nun.

Deadline reports that Taissa is set to play the "young nun" in the upcoming New Line Cinema horror film that explores the backstory of the phantasmal nun that Ed and Lorraine Warren encountered in England. No other character details for the nun are known at this time.

Taissa joins Demián Bichir in the film, who, according to THR, will play "a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun."

The Nun is directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a screenplay co-written by James Wan and Gary Dauberman, with Wan also producing the project with Peter Safran. New Line Cinema has slated the film for a July 13th, 2018 release. Filming on The Nun is underway in Romania.

Taissa is no stranger to horror fans, having played Max Cartwright in The Final Girls and appeared in multiple seasons of American Horror Story.

As fans of The Conjuring franchise know, this isn't the first character encountered by the Warrens to receive its own movie. In 2014, New Line released Annabelle, a film about the haunted doll faced by the Warrens (and eventually held behind glass in their museum). Annabelle: Creation, a follow-up to that movie, is scheduled to come out on August 11th, 2017, and was directed by David F. Sandberg (who also helmed Lights Out). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Nun.

Source: Deadline
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