Chris Lowell joins the cast of My Best Friend's Exorcism
Set in 1988, the movie follows two best friends and sophomores, Abby and Gretchen, and what happens after the latter is apparently possessed by a demonic force
Chris Lowell, who shot to fame with Promising Young Woman last year, has been signed to play an important role in the upcoming film, My Best Friend's Exorcism.
A modern adaptation of Grady Hendrix's cult novel of the same name, the film features Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller in the lead.
Set in 1988, the movie will trace the relationship between Abby and Gretchen, two best friends and sophomores in high school. "Their friendship is tested when an evening of skinny-dipping goes wrong, and Gretchen begins to act differently. After some investigating, Abby begins to horrifyingly suspect that her friend may be possessed by a demon force," reads the plotline.
Fisher will be essaying the role of Abby, while Miller will play Gretchen. Lowell has been cast in the role of a muscly meathead who, along with his brother, performs a "Faith and Fitness" at the teens' parochial school. He sees that Gretchen is possessed and in need of an exorcism.
Damon Thomas, known for his work on critically-acclaimed series such as Killing Eve and Penny Dreadful, is directing the film from a script by Jenna Lamia.
Actors Cathy Ang and Rachel Ogechi Kanu are also part of the cast. Produced by The Gotham Group, Quirk Productions, and Christopher Landon, My Best Friend's Exorcism is being shot in Atlanta, Georgia.