Insidious director James Wan has locked down the final two core cast members for his new haunted house horror, now known as The Warren Files. And he’s hired two young actresses who have roles in what will likely be the biggest films of the year: Mackenzie Foy and Joey King.
The Warren Files is based on the real-life experiences of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who reached out to try to help the Perron family after they claimed they were being haunted in their Rhode Island farmhouse.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have signed on to play the Warrens, and Lilli Taylor and Ron Livingston will be the Perrons. Now Foy and King will play the daughters of the haunted family.
Foy already has some experience with horror; at least, the sparkly, tween-friendly type. She scored her big break when she was cast to play Edward and Bella’s hybrid spawn Renesmee Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. King, meanwhile, had a memorable supporting part in Crazy, Stupid, Love and will crop up in The Dark Knight Rises. Given the likely success of both those films, we're secretly hoping they show up to the Warren set demanding massive trailers and ice cream for every meal. But we're sure that they're probably entirely lovely people, damnit.
Wan is set to start shooting the film later this month in North Carolina.