INDIANAPOLIS -- A priest who performed exorcisms on an Indiana woman who said her family was possessed by demons has signed a deal to bring the story to the big screen.
The Rev. Michael Maginot, of St. Stephen, Martyr parish in Merrillville, declined to disclose the terms of his contract with Evergreen Media Holdings Executive Chairman Tony DeRosa-Grund, calling it a "standard deal." DeRosa-Grund produced "The Conjuring," which grossed $318 million worldwide.
After The Indianapolis Star published an article about Latoya Ammons' claims that she and her three children had been possessed by demons, the story received international attention. More than a dozen movie producers and countless TV shows have clamored for interviews.
Maginot, who performed a series of exorcisms on Ammons, said he signed a contract with DeRosa-Grund because he felt the producer wouldn't sensationalize what happened.
"The story is good as it is," Maginot said. "You don't need to go crazy with it."
Maginot said he also signed a contract with Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of "Ghost Adventures" on the Travel Channel, to make a documentary.
Bagans purchased the Gary, Ind., home where Ammons and her mother, Rosa Campbell, say many of the strange things happened. In addition to an on-camera interview, Maginot agreed to go back into the home and participate in another investigation for Bagans' piece.