Exorcist: The Beginning: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexi Hawley has been tapped to do a rewrite on Exorcist: The Beginning, for Morgan Creek.

Hawley steps into the project to do a production polish for director Renny Harlin, who signed on to direct six weeks of reshoots after helmer Paul Schrader exited the prequel over creative differences, sources said. Warner Bros. Pictures is scheduled to release the film next year.

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Stellan Skarsgard, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar and Billy Crawford star from a script by William Wisher Jr. and Caleb Carr.