‘Orphan’ Prequel in the Works With Isabelle Fuhrman Returning as Esther

A prequel film is in the works to the 2009 horror-thriller “Orphan,” and Isabelle Fuhrman, who played the duplicitous orphan girl Esther, will reprise her role in the new feature, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Julia Stiles will also star in the new film titled “Orphan: First Kill,” which is directed by William Brent Bell and is in production now in Winnipeg, Canada.In “Orphan: First Kill,” previously just titled “Esther,” Fuhrman returns as the murderous sociopath from the original but follows her life before she assumed the identity of Esther.

Fuhrman will play Leena Klammer, who escapes from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

But Leena’s new life as Esther comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.

David Coggeshall wrote the script.

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