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Geena Davis Joins Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ TV Pilot

”League of Their Own“ star will play potential series regular Angela Rance

Geena Davis has been cast as a theoretical series regular on Fox’s “Exorcist” pilot.

She’ll play Angela Rance, a naturally beautiful, regal and proud woman who is weighed down by stress. Rance does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling, Fox says. She can’t help but wonder, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.

“The Exorcist” hails from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Morgan Creek Productions. The pilot was written by Jeremy Slater and will be directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Slater, Wyatt, Rolin Jones, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall are executive producers.

The modern reimagining is inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book. “The Exorcist” is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.

“The Exorcist” was initially adapted in 1973 as a feature film. It won Oscars for writing and sound at the time.

Davis is repped CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.