She terrified you in â€œThe Conjuring,â€ but this is where it all began for Annabelle.
Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticutâ€”visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
New Line Cinemaâ€™s supernatural thriller â€œAnnabelleâ€ begins before the evil was unleashed.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Miaâ€”a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Miaâ€™s delight with Annabelle doesnâ€™t last long.
On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
Annabelle Wallis (â€œX-Men: First Classâ€) and Ward Horton (â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€) star as the Forms. Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (â€œCross Creek,â€ â€œTwelve Years a Slaveâ€) stars as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore and is familiar with the occult. Rounding out the cast are Kerry Oâ€™Malley (TVâ€™s â€œThose Who Killâ€) and Brian Howe (â€œDevilâ€™s Knotâ€) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TVâ€™s â€œOnce Upon A Timeâ€) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TVâ€™s â€œBoardwalk Empire,â€) as Detective Clarkin.
â€œAnnabelleâ€ reunites the filmmakers behind 2013â€™s hugely successful supernatural thriller â€œThe Conjuring.â€ James Wan, director of the global hit, is producing â€œAnnabelleâ€ with Peter Safran. John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on â€œThe Conjuring,â€ is directing.
Gary Dauberman wrote the script. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter are the executive producers. Also joining Leonetti behind the scenes are director of photography James Kniest, production designer Bob Ziembicki, editor Tom Elkins, and costume designer Janet Ingram. Joseph Bishara composed the score.
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster/Safran Company Production, â€œAnnabelle.â€ Scheduled for release October 3, 2014, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
Director: John Leonetti
Writer: Gary Dauberman
Producers: Peter Safran, Joan Mao, James Wan
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin, Brian Howe