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Orphan: First Kill

August 19, 2022
1hr 39min
Status: released

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Where to Watch Orphan: First Kill (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Orphan: First Kill Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by Alex Mace
Country United States
Language English
Release dateJuly 27, 2022 (Philippines)
August 19, 2022 (United States)
Running time1hr 39min
Age ratingR
StarringIsabelle Fuhrman
Rossif Sutherland
Hiro Kanagawa
Matthew Finlan
Julia Stiles
Directed by William Brent Bell
Screenplay byDavid Coggeshall
Story byDavid Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Alex Mace
Produced byAlex Mace
Hal Sadoff
Ethan Erwin
James Tomlinson
Cinematography by Karim Hussain
Edited by Josh Ethier
Music byBrett Detar
Production CompanyeOne
Dark Castle Entertainment
Eagle Vision
Distributor Paramount Pictures (through Paramount Players)

Orphan: First Kill Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther / Leena
  • Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright
  • Rossif Sutherland as Allen Albright
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Detective Donnan
  • Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Albright
  • Samantha Walkes as Dr. Segar
  • Dave Brown as Dr. Novory
  • Lauren Cochrane as Officer Leahy
  • Gwendolyn Collins as Anna
  • Alec Carlos as Mike
  • Jade Michael as Madison


Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

Orphan: First Kill Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection$44 million

About Orphan: First Kill Movie:

Orphan: First Kill is an American psychological horror film directed by William Brent Bell, and written by David Coggeshall,. It is a prequel to the 2009 film Orphan. It stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Hiro Kanagawa, and Matthew Finlan.

The film is a prequel to the 2009 film Orphan, based on a story by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Alex Mace.

In February 2020, the project was announced under the working title Esther. In November 2020, the film’s official title was announced as Orphan: First Kill, with Isabelle Fuhrman reprising her role as Esther. Fuhrman is the only cast member from the original movie to return.

Principal photography of the film began in November 2020 in Winnipeg, Canada, and wrapped on December 11, of the same year.

Orphan: First Kill premiered first in other territories starting in the Philippines on July 27, 2022. The film was released simultaneously through limited theatrical release, video on demand, and on Paramount+, on August 19, 2022.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the film’s twists, practical effects (in regard to de-aging Fuhrman without CGI) and Fuhrman’s performance, but criticized its story and inconsistencies.

Orphan: First Kill grossed $5.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $38.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $44 million.