'Orphan: First Kill': Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz around Paramount+ horror flick

Isabelle Fuhrman returns as Esther in the horror flick that serves as a prequel to the hit 2009 blockbuster 'Orphan'


                            'Orphan: First Kill': Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz around Paramount+ horror flick
Isabelle Fuhrman in a still from 'Orphan: First Kill' (IMDb)
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'Orphan: First Kill' released its first trailer and it's not for the weak-hearted. The clip packs ample horror in just under two-and-a-half minutes promising a humdinger horror flick. Set to release on Paramount+ in August, the William Brent Bell ('Wer') directed venture serves as a prequel to the original runaway horror hit 'Orphan'. Initially titled, 'Esther', the 'First Kill' is based on the screenplay by David Coggeshall.

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The 2009 film introduced the idea of Esther, whose real name was revealed to be Leena Klammer, a 33-year-old woman diagnosed with a hormonal disorder that sees her pose as a nine-year-old. She causes major havoc when she's adopted by parents played Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard. In First Kill', the movie takes us back to Klammer's life, showing how she breaks free from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by pretending to be the missing daughter of a wealthy couple.

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Who is starring in 'Orphan: First Kill'?

'Orphan: First Kill' sees Julia Stiles and Isabelle Fuhrman reprise their roles as Tricia Albright and Esther. Also joining them are Rossif Sutherland as Allen Albright, Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Albright, Morgan Giraudet as James Klammer, Hiro Kanagawa as Donnan, Jade Michael as Madison, and Samantha Walkes as Dr. Sager.

When does 'Orphan: First Kill' release?

The much-awaited horror flick will release on August 19, 2022, on Paramount+. 'Orphan: First Kill' will also be available in select theaters and digital.

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What is the plot of 'Orphan: First Kill'?

Per Paramount+, the official synopsis reads, "Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous ‘child’ at any cost ."

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Latest buzz around the film

Paramount+ released a trailer of the film and safe to say, the movie promises to be a screamfest. You can watch the trailer below.


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The trailer teases the return of Fuhrman’s ghoulish character Esther. 'Orphan: First Kill' shows the first family who she will try to deceive, as she pretends to be the long-lost daughter of a rich couple. The first 'Orphan' film debuted in 2009 and was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. It starred Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard lead roles.

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