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She’s back: Isabelle Fuhrman to reprise role in ‘Orphan’ prequel

She’s back: Isabelle Fuhrman to reprise role in ‘Orphan’ prequel
Is something still wrong with Esther?

Isabelle Fuhrman, famed for her unsettling performance in the psychological horror film Orphan (2009), is set to reappear in the film’s yet-to-be-named prequel.

The 23-year-old actress will reprise her role as Esther, an orphan with a cryptic past. She will also be the associate producer.

While the plot of the upcoming prequel has yet to be revealed, William Brent Bell, who directed the 2016 horror film The Boy, will direct, while David Coggeshall is set to write the screenplay.

Dark Castle Entertainment and Entertainment One will head production, which is reportedly in the works.

The original film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, earned $80 million worldwide following its release in 2009. It was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and starred Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard alongside a 12-year-old Fuhrman.

If you haven’t seen Orphan, be prepared for a spoiler. Orphan follows a couple who adopts a 9-year-old orphan after the death of their newborn baby. They soon find out that Esther is a psychopathic woman with proportional dwarfism pretending to be a child.

Orphan garnered mixed reviews, and has become a cult classic among horror film enthusiasts due to its “disturbing” plot twist. – with reports from Winona Castelo/Rappler.com

Winona Castelo is a Rappler intern.

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