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The Exorcist: Believer

October 6, 2023
1hr 51min
Status: released

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The Exorcist: Believer Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by William Peter Blatty
Country United States
Language English
Release dateOctober 6, 2023
Running time1hr 51min
Age ratingR
StarringLeslie Odom Jr.
Lidya Jewett
Olivia O’Neill
Jennifer Nettles
Norbert Leo Butz
Ann Dowd
Ellen Burstyn
Directed by David Gordon Green
Screenplay byPeter Sattler
David Gordon Green
Story byScott Teems
Danny McBride
David Gordon Green
Produced byJason Blum
David C. Robinson
James G. Robinson
Cinematography by Michael Simmonds
Edited by Tim Alverson
Music byDavid Wingo
Amman Abbasi
Production CompanyBlumhouse Productions
Morgan Creek Entertainment
Rough House Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures

The Exorcist: Believer Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Victor Fielding
  • Lidya Jewett as Angela Fielding
  • Olivia O’Neill as Katherine West
  • Jennifer Nettles as Miranda West
  • Norbert Leo Butz as Tony West
  • Raphael Sbarge as Pastor Don Revans
  • Okwui Okpokwasili as Dr. Beehibe
  • Danny McCarthy as Stuart
  • E. J. Bonilla as Father Maddox
  • Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil
  • Ann Dowd as Ann
  • Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil
  • Tracey Graves as Sorenne Fielding
  • Celeste Oliva as Detective Konik
  • Lize Johnston as Lamashtu


Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter, Angela on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

The Exorcist: Believer Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$30 million
Worldwide Collection$137 million

About The Exorcist: Believer Movie:

The Exorcist: Believer is an American supernatural horror film directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler from a story by Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and Green.

The Exorcist: Believer is the sixth installment in The Exorcist franchise, and serves as a direct sequel to The Exorcist (1973).

It is intended to be the first of three new The Exorcist films, with the second, The Exorcist: Deceiver, set for release on April 18, 2025. The projects are joint-venture productions between Blumhouse Productions and Morgan Creek Entertainment with Universal Pictures distributing.

Principal photography began in November 2022, in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. Filming wrapped in early March 2023.

Universal collaborated with Peacock to purchase distribution rights for $400 million total.

On July 26, 2021, it was confirmed that original star Ellen Burstyn would be returning as Chris MacNeil for the first time since The Exorcist (1973). Linda Blair also will be reprising her iconic role as Regan MacNeil. How big her part will be is yet unknown.

Ellen Burstyn had turned down reprising her role and was then offered double the salary. Burstyn thought, “I feel like the devil is asking my price.” She eventually accepted, using the salary to fund an MFA scholarship for actors at Pace University where the Actors Studio teaches the program. Burstyn is a lifelong member of the Actors Studio and a co-president.

The rumor of a remake was based on this sentence in an article published in Deadline in early 2020: “Current Morgan Creek projects include Stay Tuned at AMC, with a planned theatrical reboot of The Exorcist in the works for 2021.” But Morgan Creek hadn’t confirmed that news as of Sept. 8, 2020. They also posted a tweet in 2015 promising they would never attempt to remake it.

There is 50 years between the 1973 film and the upcoming 2023 sequel.

The Exorcist: Believer was released by Universal Pictures in the United States on October 6, 2023. The film was previously set for October 13, before being moved up a week earlier to avoid competition with the concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour. The film is scheduled to be released on digital platforms on October 24, 2023.

The Exorcist: Believer received negative reviews from critics, who felt it failed to reach the height and impact of the original film.

In the United States and Canada, The Exorcist: Believer was projected to gross $30–36 million from 3,663 theaters its opening weekend. The film made $11.8 million on its first day, including $2.9 million from Thursday night previews.

A sequel, entitled The Exorcist: Deceiver, is scheduled to be released on April 18, 2025.