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The new trailer for Orphan: First Kill reveals the origin of Esther | Digital Trends Spanish


This summer, Esther is back. Well more or less. The deceptively youthful face that launched numerous memes made its debut on Orphanthe thriller 2009 starring Isabelle Fuhrman in the title role. Despite her childlike appearance, Esther is both a cold-blooded killer and a fully grown woman whose body suffers from hypopituitarism.

Esther was 33 in the original movie, and Fuhrman is only 25, which means she’s still young enough to play Esther in the new prequel movie, Orphan: First Kill. As you can see in the trailer below, First Kill may be a bit of a misnomer. Esther already seems to be very familiar with the art of assassination.

The original film established that Esther’s real name was Leena Klammer. But the prequel trailer reveals how she acquired the name Esther. That was the name of the late daughter of Richard (Rossif Sutherland) and Katie Mauerova (Julia Stiles). Someone has introduced Ester to the Mauerovas as her long-lost daughter. And although the couple are initially delighted, Esther seems unwilling or unable to maintain the facade for long. As Katie begins to doubt Esther’s identity, her “daughter” takes some violent turns.

Here is the official description from Paramount:

“Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original hit horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America posing as the missing daughter of a wealthy family. However, there is an unexpected twist that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous ‘child’ at any cost.”

Kennedy Irwin also stars in the film as Young Esther, while also providing Fuhrman with a more convincing body as Older Esther. The rest of the cast includes Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Mauerova, Morgan Giraudet as James Klammer, Hiro Kanagawa as Donnan, Jade Michael as Madison, and Samantha Walkes as Dr. Sager.

Orphan: First Kill It was directed by William Brent Bell from a screenplay by David Coggeshall. The story was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Alex Mace. Paramount will give Orphan: First Kill a limited theatrical release on August 19, the same day it opens on Paramount Plus.

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