Geena Davis Joins Fox's Exorcist Pilot

Geena Davis in The Exorcist

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).