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The Nun trailer: First look at Conjuring prequel goes straight for the jump scare

The Independent logo The Independent 13/06/2018 Clarisse Loughery

a person in a dark room © Provided by The Independent The Conjuring universe expands once more.

Following 2014's Annabelle and its sequel Annabelle: Creation, Warner Bros. now looks to another side character from the adventures of Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), as represented in James Wan's 2016 sequel The Conjuring 2.

Taissa Farmiga (younger sister of Vera) stars as Sister Irene, a young novitiate who is sent by the Vatican, alongside a nun (Charlotte Hope) and a Catholic priest (Demián Bichir), to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun at a Romanian monastery. 

Soon a connection emerges to the demon Valak (Bonnie Aarons), who later came to haunt Lorraine Warren, herself a devout Catholic. 

Sterling Jerins and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring 2. © Shutterstock Sterling Jerins and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring 2. The film is directed by The Hallow's Corin Hardy, with a script by Wan and Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman. It also stars Ingrid Bisu, Jonas Bloquet, Jonny Coyne, Mark Steger and Sandra Teles. 

The Nun hits UK cinemas on 7 September. 

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