Back in 2009, the psychological horror film ‘Orphan‘ was released, and while it received mixed reviews from critics, it kinda became a cult classic. While some people absolutely loved it, others felt it painted adoption in a bad light.
In any event, over 10 years later, we’re getting a prequel titled, Orphan: First Kill.
First Kill is set to turn back the clock to focus on the story of Esther’s (whose real name is Leena Klammer) first victims. The film follows Leena as she impersonates Esther Mauerova, the missing daughter of the couple Katie and Richard (Julia Stiles and Rossif Sutherland), and sows discord between the two as Katie grows suspicious of the child.
You’ll remember the original film starred Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther, a 9-year-old Russian girl adopted by the Coleman family after their third child is stillborn.
Fuhrman, who was 12 years old when the original ‘Orphan’ was released, reprises her role despite now being 25. The trailer reveals how the film pulls off the trick, with Kennedy Irwin serving as a body double for the actor.
Orphan: First Kill will be released inside select theaters and on Paramount+ starting August 19, 2022.
Check out the trailer below…