Betty Gilpin and Jacki Weaver join the cast of Sony's The Grudge reboot
The actresses are the latest in the casting announcements to have joined Demain Bichir, Andrea Riseborough, and John Cho in the studio's much-awaited reboot
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Betty Gilpin of GLOW fame and Jacki Weaver of Blunt Talk fame are the latest to join Demain Bichir, Andrea Riseborough, and John Cho in Sony's much-awaited reboot of the Japanese horror classic The Grudge.
Actors William Sadler and Frankie Faison have also been confirmed to star in the film with Nicolas Pesce, the director of The Eyes of My Mother, all set to take the helm of this project. The film is a new adaptation of the supernatural thriller and will be a part of Sam Raimi's Ghost House and Good Universe.
Gilpin first became known to the world in her breakthrough role on the hit Showtime show Nurse Jackie before she joined the cast of Netflix's GLOW with Alison Brie. Weaver is currently playing the role of Melissa McCarthy's mother in the upcoming comedy film Life of the Party and is also currently starring in the Australian TV show Secret City.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition has the rights worldwide to the Grudge films. The company, along with Ghost House and Good Universe, worked together on the 2016 film Don't Breathe.
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will the produce the film for Ghost House while Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman will executive produce for Good Universe along with Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison. Romel Adam will take care if the production from Ghost House while Brady Fujikawa will handle production for Good Universe.
The first film that was released in 2004 got mixed reviews from audience and critics alike but the scares were real and many brave children who tried to watch the film were scarred for life by the entity. Here's hoping that the reboot actually delivers on the creep factor.