Originally announced a couple of years ago, the adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s cult horror novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism has been summoned to the headlines again with the news that Eighth Grade‘s Elsie Fisher is set to star.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Fisher will head up an ensemble that includes Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of the Apes), Cathy Ang (Over the Moon), and Rachel Ogechi Kanu.
Damon Thomas, who has worked on Killing Eve and Penny Dreadful, will direct My Best Friend’s Exorcism for Endeavor Content, with the film being produced by Happy Death Day‘s Christopher Landon. A deal with Amazon Studios is in the works.
Described as “Heathers meets Beaches meets The Exorcist“, the 2016 book takes place in 1988 and “follows the relationship of two best friends, Abby and Gretchen. After an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act more and more different, as Abby slowly comes to believe her friend has become demonically possessed. Both girls must soon face a tough question: Is their friendship strong enough to beat the Devil?”
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