New Line Cinema’s released a new official photo from the horror sequel, Annabelle 2, featuring the demonic doll and Talitha Bateman. Directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), the Annabelle sequel stars Bateman, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Lulu Wilson (Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher), and newcomer Tayler Buck. Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Homeland) having supporting roles in the 2017 sequel.
Annabelle‘s writer Gary Dauberman wrote the sequel and Peter Safran and James Wan (The Conjuring films) returned as producers. Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, and Hans Ritter executive produced. The original film was released in 2014 and grossed $257 million during its worldwide theatrical run. New Line’s targeting an August 11, 2017 theatrical release for the sequel.
The Plot: In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.