Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston have signed on to the new James Wan (Insidious) film for New Line, The Conjuring. They join previously announced Patrick Wilson (Young Adult, Watchmen and Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Orphan).
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor, both actors who cut their teeth in the indie scene, are in negotiations to join Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in New Line’s supernatural thriller formerly known as ‘The Conjuring’. Now under the working title of the Untitled Warren Files Project, the script, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, centers on a a husband and wife team (Wilson, Farmiga) of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse. Livingston and Taylor will play a couple who move with their kids to the farmhouse and begin to be haunted.”
Untitled Warren Files Project? Sounds like this whole thing will be getting a new name.
The project is inspired by the true-life story of the Perron family, who claimed they “lived among the dead” in the 1970s as spirits both friendly and sinister inhabited their Rhode Island farmhouse.
The film, “inspired by the supernatural events that happened in the Rhode Island home of the Perron family,” would have the director returning to the realm of domestic haunts. Originally on Summit’s radar, New Line stepped in and bought the pitch when talks fell through.