Sunday, June 13, 2021

‘Orphan’ Prequel With Original Star Isabelle Fuhrman Begins Filming

Fans of the iconic horror film Orphan got a double surprise – a new prequel titled Orphan: First Kill is filming now, with original star Isabelle Fuhrman returning!

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The first Orphan was an instant cult hit in 2009 and starred a young Fuhrman as Esther, a pint-sized orphan adopted by a family who is about to discover that “Esther” has a deadly secret. Deadline reports that Orphan: First Kills will follow the story of Esther before she is adopted as she

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 “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.

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Julia Stiles was also announced as joining the cast, and the prequel is filming now in Canada. According to Deadline, the crew will use de-aging techniques and makeup to return a now twenty-something Fuhrman to her preteen self. There is no word yet on a release date or other cast members.

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