The Nun director Corin Hardy has revealed that he didn’t initially want to cast Taissa Farmiga.
Back in April, it was confirmed that the American Horror Story star would be taking on the lead role in The Conjuring spin-off which, like Annabelle: Creation, will be a prequel that tells the backstory of the nun that terrified us in The Conjuring 2.
Taissa is the sister of Vera Farmiga who plays Lorraine Warren in the main movies and it was that family connection that made Corin wary.
“Honestly, I probably wasn’t going to cast her because she was Vera’s sister, in order for it to not look convenient, but she was so good in her auditions,” he recalled at Horror Channel FrightFest yesterday (August 28) where he showed a sneak peek of The Nun.
“I watched 100 auditions for this role and she had some kind of presence outside of her own body that is evident, and she’s phenomenal.”
We were lucky enough to catch the promisingly creepy sneak peek at FrightFest which raised our hopes for The Nun as it delivered something even creepier than the nun, which we won’t spoil the surprise of here.
Corin also added that it was the “really exciting” script that sold him on The Nun, teasing that it “has a little bit of an adventure to it”.
The Nun creeps into cinemas on the very appropriate date of Friday, July 13, 2018.
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