Katie Holmes to Star in the sequel to 2016’s The Boy
Katie Holmes has just signed on to star in STX Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Boy 2, a follow-up to 2016’s hit film.
The sequel to The Boy, which starred The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan as an American nanny who is hired to care for a strange charge: a life-sized doll that is treated as an actual child, grossed about $68 million globally, will have Holmes play a new character named Liza. William Brent Bell, who directed the first film, will return to the director’s chair for the sequel with Stacey Menear returning to write the script. Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Eric Reid, as well as Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee, are set as producers on the film.
Production is scheduled to begin in early 2019 and will film in Victoria, British Columbia. This time, the story will center around a young family, oblivious of the terrifying history of the estate into which they are moving into, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
“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,” Lucchesi said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are also delighted to be continuing our relationship with STX, on this, our third partnership”
Holmes is mainly known for her role in the hit TV series Dawson’s Creek, which ran from 1998 – 2003. She then starred as Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins but was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal in the sequel. Her other credits include Ray Donovan, Jack and Jill, and Woman in Gold. She recently directed the award-winning festival hit All We Had, which she also starred in opposite Luke Wilson. She will next be seen in the musical drama Coda alongside Patrick Stewart.
If you haven’t seen the 2016 film, check out the trailer for The Boy below. This could be the perfect film to watch on Halloween.