The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel: According to Variety, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson are set to star in The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel, a drama inspired by true events that will be directed by Scott Derrickson for Screen Gems.
Derrickson wrote the script with Paul Boardman; the pic is a co-production between Firm Films and Lakeshore.
Linney will play an attorney who defends a Catholic priest (Wilkinson) who has been charged with the negligent homicide of a 19-year-old girl whose exorcism he presided over. The case reawakens faith in the lawyer. Shooting begins in November in Vancouver.