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For his next horror movie, James Wan is pulling a familiar face from his "Conjuring" universe.

The director has cast Annabelle Wallis ("Annabelle") to star in the top-secret project, which he is making ahead of "Aquaman 2."

Wallis starred as Mia Form, who is given the demonic doll at the center of "Annabelle," a spinoff of "The Conjuring" films.

She also recently starred in "The Loudest Voice," Showtime's limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, as former Fox News staffer Laurie Luhn.

Wan set this untitled thriller for New Line Cinema in a bit of a surprise move, since many expected that his next film would be  the sequel to his blockbuster movie "Aquaman."

Wan broke out in the horror genre with 2004's "Saw." Since then, he has remained a producer in that franchise, helped create the "Insidious"/"Conjuring" universe, and helmed "Furious 7."

He's also busy overseeing the "Conjuring" franchise and recently signed up to direct Amazon's "I Know What You Did Last Summer" series.