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Geena Davis Joins TV Reboot of ‘The Exorcist’

Geena Davis is set to star in the upcoming TV revamp of horror classic The Exorcist.

The Oscar winner will topline the “modern reinvention” of author William Blatty’s 1971 novel in a pilot for America’s Fox network. The new version is described as a “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.”

Davis is set to portray a proud, yet struggling woman called Angela Rance, who is plagued by demonic nightmares. She will be joined by Mexican actor/singer Alfonso Herrera and British star Ben Daniels.

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If the pilot is picked up to series, it will mark Davis’ return to a small screen starring role following the short-lived 2005 series Commander in Chief, in which she played the President of the United States.

Last year (15), she also enjoyed an arc on hit medical series Grey’s Anatomy.

The Exorcist pilot is written by Fantastic Four scribe Jeremy Slater and directed by Rise of the Planet of the ApesRupert Wyatt.

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