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Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor, both actors who cut their teeth in the indie scene, are in negotiations to join Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in New Line’s supernatural thriller formerly known as The Conjuring.
Now under the working title of the Untitled Warren Files Project, the script, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, centers on a a husband and wife team (Wilson, Farmiga) of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.
Livingston and Taylor will play a couple who move with their kids to the farmhouse and begin to be haunted.
The story is based on the real life tale of the Perron family and their ordeals in the 1970s. When New Line acquired the pitch from the Hayes, it included life rights to the Perron family and the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
A March shoot in North Caroline is being eyed.
Livingston, repped by UTA, Thruline, Hansen Jacobson, appears in Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which opens August 15, and has the ensemble drama Ten-Year in the can. He will also appear in Jay Roach‘s HBO telefilm Game Change that stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
Taylor, repped by ICM and D/F Management, last appeared in 2010’s Brooklyn’s Finest and will be seen in the indie drama Cherry starring Ashley Hinshaw.
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