She's come a long way since Blue Lagoon!
Brooke Shields joins Richard Chamberlain in what has often been referred to as the scariest story of all time — The Exorcist!
DUN DUN DUNNNN….
Brooke will play mother Chris MacNeil in the Geffen Playhouse stage production, and she is going to OWN IT!!! Peter Blatty's 1971 novel hasn't been any hotter, ha! Even if there's a demon-possessed child spitting up liquified evil, at least audience members will have pretty Brooke to look at.
Playwright John Pielmeier, known for the award-winning play and screenplay for Agnes of God, is just ecstatic! He says:
The story of the battle between faith and evil needed no spinning heads or green vomit. The horror should unfold instead on a simple set with an incredible cast (which we absolutely have), and the central conflict between doubting Father Karras and the demon should be a series of debates, in which the young girl possessed is the least of the figures present.
If you wanna get your freaky on, previews begin in El Lay's Geffen Playhouse on July 3, with the play officially opening Wednesday, July 11!!! Mark those calendars now!!
U wouldn't wanna miss any of that puke! Or Brooke's lustrous hair!!
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]
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