Annabelle Wallis (”The Tudors”) is set to star in New Line’s Annabelle. No that’s not a bio-pic on the British babe; it’s a spinoff to James Wan’s blockbuster ghost tale The Conjuring, centering on the film’s creepy Annabelle doll. Wan produces the John Leonetti-directed thriller, which begins production on Jan. 27.
Wallis is best known for playing queen Jane Seymour on Showtime’s period drama “The Tudors.” Her additional creds include X-Men: First Class, The Lost Future, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
The Conjuring starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, best known for their work on the infamous Amityville Horror case of 1975. The plot—based on true events—follows the horrifying ordeal faced by the Perron family in 1970 after moving into a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse.
The Annabelle doll is one of the haunted artifacts collected by the Warren’s during their ghost busting adventures.