Written by Patti Pauley

Big news coming out of horror Hollywood this morning as New Line has announced that American Horror Story and Final Girls star Taissa Farmiga is set to portray the young nun in the highly anticipated Conjuring spinoff, The Nun. The news that was reported exclusively by Deadline, comes as a wonderful surprise this Monday-est of Mondays’, as I sure as hell did not see this one coming. Although, it makes perfect sense as the Farmigas’ are no strangers to The Conjuring universe.

The report is bittersweet as Taissa’s older sister, Vera Farmiga starred in both of James Wan’s Conjuring films as the psychic Lorraine Warren alongside Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren. Producer of the upcoming horror James Wan himself, expressed his excitement over having Taissa join the cast via Twitter:

 

 

the nun Taissa

The film directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and scripted by Annabelle and Stephen King’s IT writer Gary Dauberman along with James Wan who is also sitting in the producer chair with Peter Safran, is the second spinoff character from The Conjuring movies to get its own big-budget flick. And it isn’t really hard to see why. The Nun who first appeared in The Conjuring 2 was 100% the scariest damn thing about that movie. Although the appearances were brief, it was enough to stay away from Catholic churches everywhere, and only give those who attend those strict nun-run schools, nightmares for weeks on end.

The Nun

What do you think of Taissa Farmiga taking on this modern day horror role? Sound off below, and stand by as more The Nun news emerges!

Featured photo credit: ComingSoon.net