The Boy, from 2016, was met with mediocre reviews overall; however, its box office performance apparently was good enough to merit a sequel, and today we have the early details for it. Read on to learn more about The Boy 2, including who will be stepping into the shoes of Lauren Cohan, star of the original.
From the Press Release:
STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and Lakeshore Entertainment have today announced their latest joint venture, The Boy 2, a follow-up to the successful horror-thriller feature The Boy (2016), which starred Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. Katie Holmes (pictured below; Batman Begins, Phone Booth, “Ray Donovan”) will headline the cast in the role of “Liza.”
William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside) will return to direct the sequel. Penned by the same writer, Stacey Menear, The Boy 2 will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Eric Reid as well as Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa, and Roy Lee.
Principal photography will begin in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 14, 2019.
William Brent Bell’s The Boy was produced for under $15M and grossed $68M worldwide.
Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi commented, “Following the success of The Boy, we are thrilled to be working on the next chapter of this chilling Brahms story with Stacey and William. We are also delighted to be continuing our relationship with STX on this, our third partnership.”
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.