Omar Epps, Demi Singleton, Miss Lawrence and Anthony B. Jenkins have been added to the cast of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Netflix exorcism thriller The Deliverance.
Daniels is directing the horror which is based on the true story of Latoya Ammons and her children who became demonically possessed. They joins previously cast Mo’Nique, Aunjanue Ellis, Caleb McLoughlin, Andra Day, Rob Morgan, Glenn Close, and Tasha Smith.
The actual film will centers on Ebony (played by Day), a mother who fights for her life, her faith, and the souls of her children after discovering their new home is haunted by a demonic presence.
Smith will play Asia, who is Ebony’s best friend. McLaughlin will Day’s character’s son, at an older age. Close will play Day’s character’s mother.
Morgan will play the boyfriend of Day’s character, and Spencer plays the clergy member who tries to help Day’s character navigate through the hauntings and the exorcisms.
Daniels is also penning the screenplay with David Coggeshall and Elijah Bynum. Daniels will serve as a producer with Pam Williams through his company Lee Daniels Entertainment, Tucker Tooley and Pam Williams are producing. The movie is expected to begin production sometime in 2022.
Tucker Tooley through Tooley Entertainment and Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites via Turn Left Productions are also producing. Executive producers are Greg Renker, Hilary Shor, Gregoire Gensollen, Jackie Shenoo.
Netflix nabbed the rights to the Oscar-nominated director’s upcoming project in January for a reported $65 million, following a heated bidding war between the streamer and several Hollywood players, including MGM and Miramax.