Upcoming horror/thriller The Children is the latest project from modern horror mastermind James Wan. Wan, who is known for igniting The Conjuring series, The Saw Series, and the Insidious franchise, will be producing the upcoming feature.  Though not much has been released on the film, we do have some fresh casting news.

Variety reports that Linda Cardellini (Scooby Doo, Bloodline, The Founder)  will star in the title role, portraying the social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy.


Cardellini was most recently on Netflix series Bloodline, biopic on McDonald’s Founder.. Founder, and can be seen next in the upcoming Paramount comedy Daddy’s Home 2 with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis wrote the script. Michael Chaves will direct in his feature directorial debut. James Wan is to produce through his Atomic Monster production banner along with Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. Michael Clear will executive produce.