News was announced the other day that both Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson were in talks to star in James Wan’s latest horror, The Conjuring. The movie is “inspired by the supernatural events that happened in the Rhode Island home of the Perron family,” Farmiga and Wilson will play husband and wife paranormal investigators called Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens made a name for themselves during the Amityville investigations, and their story is the perfect idea for Wan’s talents Further news has been announced today of two more names who may be joining the cast, as well as a title change which, from the looks of it, is only temporary.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor, both actors who cut their teeth in the indie scene, are in negotiations to join Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in New Line’s supernatural thriller formerly known as ‘The Conjuring’. Now under the working title of the Untitled Warren Files Project, the script, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, centers on a a husband and wife team (Wilson, Farmiga) of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse. Livingston and Taylor will play a couple who move with their kids to the farmhouse and begin to be haunted.”
“The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and later opened the Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and their own private investigations into various hauntings. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 hauntings during their career, and the Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.
The Warrens were responsible for training several paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.”
The Conjuring’s synopsis goes a little something like this: “a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.”
(UPDATE: Rather than post a whole new article for the sake of a few words I will simply confirm here that James Wan’s new horror The Conjuring is now officially titled ‘The Warren Files’)
By Matt Wavish