‘Orphan’ Prequel ‘Esther’ Lands William Brent Bell as Director

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‘Orphan’ Prequel ‘Esther’ Lands William Brent Bell as Director
Director William Brent Bell — whose horror film “Brahms: The Boy II” hits theaters this Friday — has been tapped to direct “Esther,” a prequel to the 2009 horror film “Orphan,” for Entertainment One (eOne) and Dark Castle.

Production is set to begin this summer on the David Coggeshall-scripted film that will revisit the murderous sociopath featured in director Jaume Collet-Serra’s original film, which grossed nearly $78 million worldwide for Warner Bros.

A description for the prequel reads:

Lena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from a Russian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Lena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.

Dark Castle Entertainment’s Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff and Ethan Erwin will produce with James Tomlinson. David Leslie Johnson will serve as an executive
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