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THE CONJURING 2 was originally set to hit theaters on October 23rd 2015 but then the film was pushed back until 2016. The reason for that change was to accommodate the return of James Wan, who is officially set to direct the sequel.
The title of the film will be THE CONJURING 2: THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST which refers to a paranormal case that took place in London England. With filming in England set to begin in just a few months, we now have a little peak into what some of the upcoming characters may be about.
Rose Wicksteed, the casting director for the movie, is accepting submissions from child actors in the surrounding area. Here is what they are looking for:
JANET HODGSON AGE 11 - CAUCASIAN
She is a thoughtful and curious girl from Enfield, London. Working class. We are looking for an exceptional child with emotional intelligence for this role. London or standard British accent. She must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions. LEAD ROLE
BILLY HODGSON AGE 8 - CAUCASIAN
Billy is the youngest of the Hodgson siblings and suffers from a stutter. He is cute and playful – the baby of the family. London or standard British accent. He must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions. GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE
MARGARET HODGSON AGE 14 - CAUCASIAN
Margaret is the oldest Hodgson child. She is a sympathetic and supportive young woman. She is academic and mature. London or standard British accent. She must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey strong emotions. GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE
JOHNNY HODGSON AGE 10 - CAUCASIAN
He is quick witted and picks fights with his siblings. He is a good footballer – boyish. London or standard British accent. He must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey emotion. GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE
The script for THE CONJURING 2 was first written by Carey and Chad Hayes with Eric Heisserer coming to make changes as needed. Writer David Leslie Johnson (ORPHAN and WRATH OF THE TITANS) has the task of rewriting the screenplay. Johnson is also known for his work on AMC's THE WALKING DEAD.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set for the sequel to reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Filming will take place in London from September through November. Los Angeles will host additional shooting.
The official release date for THE CONJURING 2 will be June 10, 2016.