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Josh Stewart Joins ‘Insidious: Chapter 4’

“Criminal Minds” and “Dirt” actor Josh Stewart has joined the cast of “Insidious: Chapter 4” in a yet to be announced role. Stewart previously played Bane’s second-in-command Barsad in “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Lin Shaye, who has been in all three films, returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is financing. Sony will handle international distribution while Universal will handle domestic. The pic is slated to open on October 20, 2017.

“Insidious” launched the franchise in 2011, followed by “Insidious: Chapter 2” in 2013 and “Insidious: Chapter 3” in 2015. The movies had grossed $357.7 million worldwide.

Series newcomer Adam Robitel (“The Taking of Deborah Logan”) will direct “Chapter 4” from a script by co-creator Leigh Whannell, who wrote the trilogy and directed “Chapter 3.”

Horror kingpin Jason Blum is producing again through Blumhouse, which also handles “The Purge” and “Ouija” franchises, along with Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”) and co-creator James Wan (“The Conjuring,” “Furious 7”).

Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton are executive producing.

The first two films starred Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as a couple dealing with their son mysteriously entering a comatose state and becoming a vessel for ghosts. The third film was a prequel to the haunting of the family in the first two films, and centered on a girl haunted by a demon.

Stewart most recently wrapped the Netflix pic “War Machine” starring Brad Pitt and was most recently seen in “The Finest Hours.” He is repped by UTA, Grand View, and attorney David Krintzman.

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