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Isabelle Fuhrman Is Returning To Play Esther In Orphan Prequel Film

Isabelle Fuhrman Is Returning To Play Esther In Orphan Prequel Film

Isabelle Fuhrman is going to resurrect her role as Esther in a prequel to horror movie Orphan.

Orphan shot to the public consciousness back in 2009 after telling the tale of a Russian woman with primordial dwarfism that masquerades as a child with murderous tendencies.

Given the similarities between this movie and a recent real-life tale about a child living with an American family that they claimed was actually a grown Ukrainian woman with dwarfism, they've decided to revive the character, and get Fuhrman back on board.

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Deadline reports that the film will be titled Orphan: First Kill.

The Boy director William Brent Bell will direct, and David Coggeshall - who wrote The Haunting In Connecticut, among others - will prepare the screenplay.

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Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

So, if you've not seen Orphan yet, now is the time that you should check out, because there's going to be a few spoilers hereafter.

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You have been warned.

Just to repeat - ***SPOILER ALERT***.

The original film starred The Departed's Vera Farmiga and Jarhead actor Peter Sarsgaard in the roles of Esther's adoptive parents.

In regards to that spoiler, given the ending of the first film - and what happened to Esther - the prequel is the only option that they've got, going forward.

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Given the twist in the original tale, a prequel seems like the most difficult thing that they could actually do, in theory.

You see, Fuhrman was just 12 years of age when she made the first film, and it came out around 11 years ago.

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Nowadays, she's an actual full grown woman, and she's going to have to play a child that is supposed to be even younger than she was when she filmed the 2009 flick.

Well, if they can make it work one way with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino for The Irishman, they can at least have a go at turning it the other way for this film, right?

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It's actually been reported that filming is already underway in Winnipeg, Canada. It looks as if the plan is to work Fuhrman into the film using Lord of the Rings style forced perspective and amazing make-up wizardry.

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Apparently, Julia Stiles is on board with the project too.

It's thought that the film will follow Esther as she escapes from an Estonian psychiatric facility and makes her way to America by posing as the missing daughter of a rich family.

We'll see what they've come up with in due course.

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