Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Matt Smith Set For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
He'll play dweeby Mr. Collins
No Matthew McConaughey For Magic Mike XXL
Director Gregory Jacobs says he won't be back
Liam Neeson May Say Tell No One
He's circling the Harlan Coben adaptation
Kate Mara Offered A Role In The Martian
She's up for Ridley Scott's sci-fi
New Trailer Shows Robert Downey Jr In The Judge
Judge, feuding and possible executioner
Doctor Strange Secures July 2016 Release Date
And it'll shoot in the UK...
Paranormal Activity 5 Pushed To 2015
And it's now called The Ghost Dimension
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2014
New Trailer For Annabelle
A second look at the Conjuring spin-off
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Conjuring (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Conjuring (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Death Sentence (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Dead Silence (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Annabelle Wallis & Ward Horton Will Be Haunted By Annabelle
In the spin-off from The Conjuring

16 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Annabelle-Wallis-and-ward-horton-will-be-haunted-by-Annabelle

How’s this for a spooky coincidence just waiting to send a cold shiver down your spine: the lead actress hired for New Line’s Conjuring spin-off Annabelle bears the same name as the cursed doll! Cue the Twilight Zone music, because Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton are set for the new horror film.

The Conjuring’s cinematographer John Leonetti is preparing to direct the movie, which focuses on the creepy doll featured in the opening scene of James Wan’s box office smash.

The Conjuring, of course, followed real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played in the fictionalised version by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. They’re not back for this (yet), though Wan is serving as executive producer, overseeing a script from Gary Dauberman.

Exactly how Annabelle herself – who is a real, demonic doll, albeit of a different design to that seen in the film – will factor into the story remains to be seen, though we doubt Wallis and Horton will have a good time of it.

Wallis was most recently seen in Peaky Blinders and also appeared on The Tudors, while on the big screen she popped up in X-Men: First Class and Snow White And The Huntsman. She’ll next be part of the Beeb’s Ian Fleming miniseries. Horton played a broker in The Wolf Of Wall Street.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kristen Stewart Terrified By Equals
She reveals it's an update of Orwell's 1984
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)