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Julia Stiles Reveals New Details on Orphan: First Kill

May 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Julia Stiles is set to star in the upcoming horror prequel Orphan: First Kill, and she discussed the movie in a new interview. Stiles appeared on Collider Ladies Night After Hours and weighed in on the film, which will be a prequel to the 2009 horror thriller.

“I do not watch horror movies and when I was sent the script for it I was like, ‘I don’t know. I’m not into that genre,’” Stiles said. “And I was also really worried about going back to work after COVID. And the script was so dang good, I couldn’t put it down and I was so surprised by the twist that I’m not gonna give away that I think you’ll like it.”

She continued, “It’s incredibly psychological. I’m not really interested in blood and gore. I find it gross, but I don’t find it really scary. What I find scary is the stuff that happens up here. And Isabelle Fuhrman’s character, Esther – although she has multiple names, Leena, I don’t know – it’s just such a fascinating – especially now because she’s a grown-up. She’s 23 now playing the same part. It’s just such a fascinating sociopathic character, along the lines of why Norman Bates was so interesting to watch.”

The film is set to be directed by William Brent Bell and stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Morgan Giraudet, Rossif Sutherland, Matthew Finlan, Hiro Kanagawa, and Stiles. It is described as follows:

Leena Klammer (aka Esther) orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Leena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.

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