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Demian Bichir and Andrea Riseborough Join ‘Grudge’ Reboot

Jason McDonald

Last year we saw the attempted revitalization of one legendary ghost girl with the subpar release of “Rings.”  Not only did the film bomb with critics, it didn’t exactly light up the box office.  Not to be deterred, Sony is still moving forward with their reboot of another legendary ghost girl.

Variety is reporting that Demian Bichir (“Fear the Walking Dead”)  and Andrea Riseborough (“The Death of Stalin”) have signed on to star in the upcoming reboot of “The Grudge.”  The film will be written and directed by Nicolas Pesce who most recently directed “Piercing.”  Sam Raimi, who directed the original American remake of “The Grudge” in 2004, will return as a producer.  While we don’t know much about the film at this point, here’s what Raimi envisioned for the picture:

We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia.

The original American “Grudge” was a remake of the Japanese film “Ju-on: The Grudge.”  The remake starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an exchange student living in Japan who unwittingly enters a cursed home inhabited by a vengeful spirit named Kayako.  The film spawned two more sequels in the US.  “The Grudge” reboot is expected to start shooting in May.

Demian Bichir



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