Orphan: First Kill – Everything We Know About the Paramount+ film

August 12, 2022
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This article discusses the Paramount+ film Orphan: First Kill, including the premise, release date, cast, soundtrack, and trailer.  

Paramount + has enjoyed a productive summer on the digital streaming waves recently. For instance, it was just announced that Honor Society had been the most watched film on the new streaming network. We are talking about films such as Beavis & Butt-Head Do the Universe, Jerry & Marge Go Large, The Lost City, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Scream! 

But how about a prequel to a cult classic? Yes, Orphan, the 2009 horror film, had a killer twist I never saw coming. Now, we get to learn the origin story of Esther/Leena Klammer, the woman posing as a child who was a 33-year-old woman. 

Paramount+ film Orphan: First Kill premise 

Courtesy of Paramount+ – Esther’s (@IsabelleFuhrman) psychological horror story continues with a prequel film to Orphan! After escaping from an Estonian psychiatric hospital, Esther travels to the United States by being an imposter for a missing child of a rich family. As the story progresses, Tricia Albright (Julia Stiles) will do anything to protect her family at all costs. 

Our opinion of the premise 

The premise has loads of promise and is potentially a massive breakout hit for Paramount+ since the original has a considerable cult following between fans and critics alike. But will we audiences steer away from Hollywood’s continuous choice to go back to the well without offering original content? Well, Orphan: First Kill provides a little bit of both, but you can never be sure what the public will embrace.  

Paramount+ film Orphan: First Kill release date

The horror film will be released on the streaming service on Aug 19th, 2022.

The production team: 

  • Director: William Brent Bell 
  • Writers: David Coggeshall 
  • Producers: Ethan Irwin, Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff, and James Tomlinson 
  • Executive Producers: Kyle Irving, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Victor Moyers 

Paramount + film Orphan: First Kill cast

Here is the confirmed cast:

  • Isabelle Fuhrman.
  • Julia Stiles.
  • Rossif Sutherland.
  • Matthew Finlan.
  • Hiro Kanagawa.
  • Jade Michael.
  • Samantha Walkers. 

Is there a soundtrack for Orphan: First Kill

There certainly is! 

Orphan First Kill – Don’t Fear The Reaper is the original soundtrack for the upcoming film and is already available. Here is the Spotify link. 

Is there a trailer?

Yes! Here it is: 

And have no fear because the trailer looks, killer! With Orphan: First Kill bringing back Fuhrman, who is now 33 years old, reprising the role and who Julia Stiles said the filmmakers used creative ways to hide her age (just like in the first film!), this film should be a guilty pleasure we have been waiting for! 

Also, to spoil you, here is a sneak peek clip: 

What are your thoughts on the Paramount + film? Are you going to watch it? Comment below! 

You can watch this film with a subscription to Paramount +