The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Oscar nominated actor Demian Bichir will play the lead role in The Conjuring spinoff The Nun. His role has been revealed as Father Burke.
Bichir will play a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.
The casting news was confirmed by director Corin Hardy via Twitter.
Extremely pleased to announce… https://t.co/x7NwGz6wbJ
— CORIN HARDY (@corinhardy) April 5, 2017
We’ve previously reported the film will be shooting in Romania, which the trade is confirming for us. The Nun is set for release on July 13, 2018.