Even though she’s been denying that The Exorcist is a horror movie for years, star Linda Blair is very curious about the upcoming series and even wouldn’t mind having a role in it.
During an interview with Forbes, Blair had the following to say about “The Exorcist:”
“I am looking forward to seeing what they do,” Blair told writer Simon Thompson at the premiere of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. “They are trying to come up with different scary stories that have to do with the paranormal and exorcism. They keep mentioning my name when they talk about it, and I’m like, ‘Stop teasing me. Put up or shut up.’ They haven’t contacted me or reached out at all. If they want to play ball, let’s play ball. I should be involved, but they have never invited me to. So far they have only said it to the press. We wish them all the best; we really do. Geena Davis is a huge fan of it all, and I’m a huge fan of hers so of course, I’m going to wish them good luck with it. I don’t want people to fail; that’s not who I am.”
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the series stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” Thelma & Louise), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” The Chosen), and Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”).
“The Exorcist” debuts on Friday, September 23rd.
About “The Exorcist”:
“THE EXORCIST” is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious, and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive, and utterly consumed by his sacred mission.
Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.