Director William Brent Bell (The Boy) is shooting Orphan prequel Orphan: First Kill in Winnipeg with Isabelle Fuhrman returning as Esther and Julia Stiles (Dexter).
And today Don’t Look Now and Invasion of the Body Snatchers star Donald Sutherland’s son Rossif Sutherland (Kiefer Sutherland’s half-brother) joins the cast.
Sutherland recently starred in Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor.
Written by David Coggeshall, the new film follows “Esther” as she orchestrates a brilliant escape from a psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But her new life comes with a wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.
The film uses forced perspective and a world-class makeup team to help Fuhrman bring her character to life again. Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff, Ethan Erwin, and James Tomlinson produce with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick as executive producer.
The first film followed a couple, (Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard) who decide to adopt a child after the devastating loss of their unborn baby. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon they take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfold, they begin to suspect there’s something evil lurking behind the child’s angelic exterior.