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After James Wan’s haunted-house frightfest The Conjuring broke out this past summer, both at the box office and with critics (I ranked it #9 on my list of the year’s best), New Line quickly realized that they had a potential horror franchise on their hands. Not content just to put a straightforward sequel into development, the studio also announced last November that it was moving forward with Annabelle, a spinoff based around a possessed porcelain doll. Now, we have news that the studio has locked some actors into the two leading roles.

Annabelle Wallis, best known for her roles as Jane Seymour in Showtime’s The Tudors and Grace Burgess in BBC’s Peaky Blinders, has signed on for the lead female role, according to The Wrap. She’ll share the screen with Ward Horton, who portrayed Dean Trayger on episodes of the soap One Life to Live and »

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