Date: 3rd November 2020
Isabelle Fuhrman, who broke out in Hollywood as the lead of the disturbing 2009 hit "Orphan", will reprise her role in an upcoming prequel to the film.
Julia Stiles will also star in the new film titled "Orphan: First Kill", which is directed by William Brent Bell and is in production now in Winnipeg, Canada.
In Orphan: First Kill, written by David Coggeshall, Leena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Leena’s new life as 2Esther" comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.
While the original movie received mixed reviews, it was largely credited with delivering a twist that broke new ground in the sub-genre of disturbed little kids - Esther was not a child at all, but an adult woman with primordial dwarfism masquerading as a nine-year-old. This made her attempts to split up her parents and eliminate her siblings all the more sinister and unforgettable.
Despite the project being a prequel filming eleven years after Orphan hit theaters, the now 23 year-old Fuhrman will be back as Esther, with the production set to use forced perspective and makeup to de-age her. The plot, meanwhile, will explain how the nefarious child escaped from an Estonian psychological institution and made her way to America
Source: Press Release