ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at Creators.co
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Fans of both the horror and fantasy movie genres better get ready to see these two worlds collide. News had just hit that a star of one of the most successful franchises ever is heading to The Conjuring spin-off.

Miranda Otto, who will remember from J. R. R. Tolkein's epic Lord of the Rings series, has just joined the cast of Annabelle 2.

Otto as Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings series
Otto as Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings series

The Australian actress brought to life the character of Éowyn, a shield-maiden of Rohan, in director Peter Jackson's colossal movie adaptation for the big screen. If you need reminding of what is perhaps her most notable role to date, here's a short clip:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot of the upcoming horror flick will surround the freaky Annabelle doll:

"[It] tells of a dollmaker and his wife who, 20 years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Soon, however, the nun and the girls become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.”

Otto's role is reported to be that of the dollmaker's wife and shooting is set to begin in Los Angeles in July. As for further details, we can only wait and hope that more snippets of information appear in due course. Either way, the upcoming project is bound to do far better than the first spin-off, which greatly disappointed audiences and even caused riots in France.

Are you excited for Annabelle 2?

Sources: hollywoodreporter.com