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'True Detective' Actress Nabs Lead in 'Conjuring 2' (Exclusive)
Madison Wolfe, who is emerging as one of Hollywood’s busiest young actresses, has nabbed a leading role in New Line’s The Conjuring 2, which James Wan is directing.
The supernatural thriller, the sequel to the company’s massive 2013 horror hit, began production this week. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as real-life paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.
Wolfe will play a girl who is experiencing a haunting and desperate for help.
Frances O’Connor is already on board as the girl’s mother.
Wan wrote the screenplay with Chad and Carey Hayes, with revisions by David Leslie Johnson.
Peter Safran and Rob Cowan are producing. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line.
Wolfe made her feature debut with the Will Ferrell-Zack Galifianakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits.
She played Woody Harrelson’s daughter in season one of True Detective, recurred on ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club, and has several movies in the can. She will be seen with Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, which opens Nov. 6, and will appear in David O. Russell’s Jennifer Lawrence drama Joy, which opens Dec. 25.
On top of that, she is due to star with Zoe Saldana in I Kill Giants, being directed by Oscar winner Ander Walters, and is already in the New Line business with Keanu, the currently shooting Key & Peele comedy.
Wolfe is repped by Clear Talent Group and Untitled Entertainment.