We knew Ellen Burstyn was back as Chris MacNeil for Blumhouse and Morgan Creek’s upcoming direct sequel to the horror classic The Exorcist – now, word on the original star’s involvement!
According to internet scooper, Viewer Anon, Linda Blair is indeed back to reprise her role as MacNeil’s daughter Regan in director David Gordon Green’s ‘requel’.
I've been asked about this a million times to the point I'm just going to break it: Linda Blair is back for DGG's THE EXORCIST.
— ViewerAnon (@ViewerAnon) March 13, 2023
Leslie Odom Jr and Ann Dowd also star in the film. Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Burstyn’s character.
The first film in the new trilogy will be released this October.