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Grudge Cast Fills Out
Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall and William Mapother have joined Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland in director Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge, the English-language remake of the Japanese supernatural thriller film Ju-on, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is producing for Columbia Pictures; shooting starts in Tokyo later this month, the trade paper reported.
The film centers on a curse that befalls someone who dies in the grip of a powerful rage, the trade paper reported. DuVall (TV’s Carnivale) and Mapother (Swordfish) will play a husband and wife living in Tokyo who unwittingly encounter the violent curse of their home’s previous owner. Pullman (Independence Day) plays an English professor.
Shimizu directed the Japanese-language original, released in 2000. The remake shoot in Japan continues through mid-March, with some of the original Japanese actors from Ju-on reprising their roles, including Takako Fuji and Yuya Ozeki.
Ghost House’s Raimi and Rob Tapert and Japanese producer Taka Ichise are producing with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane serving as executive producers, the trade paper reported. Ghost House—a joint venture between Raimi, Tapert and Senator International—is also producing Boogeyman.