Geena Davis in The Exorcist

Geena Davis Joins Fox's Exorcist Pilot

Thelma is ditching Louise for Lucifer.

Oscar winner Geena Davis has been cast in The Exorcist, Fox’s in-the-works modern reinvention of William Blatty’s 1971 book (which spawned the classic 1973 horror film).

The potential series follows two very different priests — played by Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone) and Alfonso Herrera (Sense8) — as they tackle one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession.

Davis, who recurred on Grey’s Anatomy last season, will portray Angela Rance, a regal and proud woman who does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.

Up-and-coming screenwriter Jeremy Slater penned the pilot and Rupert Wyatt (Turn: Washington Spies) is set to direct.

The cast also includes Brianne Howey (Scream Queens) and Hannah Kasulka (The Fosters).

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  1. Guilherme says:

    Now this got interesting.

  2. Debbie says:

    I thought they were basing this on the novel, yet it seems that the only thing they are taking from the novel is the title. Something that can’t be copyrighted in the first place. At least Sleepy Hollow reuses the main character and the setting.

  3. HAP says:

    OMG. Thelma is 60 years old.

  4. tvjunkie says:

    A show like this on one of the networks? They’ll have to tame it down so much it could never live up to peoples expectations unless those expectations are really low.