Katie Holmes Signs on to Star in 'The Boy' Sequel
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The second installment of the horror movie will follow a young family whose young son befriends an eerily life-like doll named Brahms after moving into Heelshire Mansion.

AceShowbiz - Katie Holmes is making a return to horror genre. Eight years after starring in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", the former wife of Tom Cruise found herself landing a lead role in a sequel to 2016 horror movie "The Boy".

There are yet details on what part Katie will tackle. Still, the second installment of the William Brent Bell-directed film itself will revolve around a young family who moves into Heelshire Mansion, oblivious to the horrible history of the estate. Their young son befriends an eerily life-like doll named Brahms.

"The Boy 2" will see Bell returning behind the lens and original writer Stacey Menear back to write the script. Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Eric Reid, Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee will take the roles of producers. Principal photography will begin on January 14, 2019 in Victoria, British Columbia.

In the announcement of the sequel, Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment stated, "Following the success of The Boy, we are thrilled to be working on the next chapter of this chilling Brahms story with Stacey and William. We are also delighted to be continuing our relationship with STX, on this, our third partnership."

Lakeshore Entertaiment previously joined forces with STXfilms to produce "Peppermint", the Jennifer Garner-led vigilante action movie, and "Adrift", a survival drama which starred Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.

The original "The Boy" hit the theaters in January 2016. It follows an American named Greta Evans who is hired by the Heelshires to be a nanny to a life-size doll called Brahms. When she violates a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events lead her to believe that the doll is alive. Made under $15 million budget, this Lauren Cohan-starring horror brought in $68 million in total worldwide.

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