Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton have snatched the leads of ANNABELLE. The plot is still being kept under wraps but the it will be a spin-off to 2013’s “The Conjuring” which was directed by James Wan. In that movie there was a demonic doll named Annabelle, which will be the focus of this project. There’s no word on the specifics of the leads.
Cinematographer-turned-director John R. Leonetti will helm from a script by Gary Dauberman. Peter Safran will produce, while Wan executive produces.
Wallis last appeared in “X-Men: First Class” and “W.E.” She’ll be seen next in the British drama “Peaky Blinders.” Horton can be seen currently as a broker in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Up next for him is the comedy “Alto.”
Wallis and Horton are repped by ICM and Don Buchwald & Associates respectively.