Pre-production has begun on F. Javier Gutierrez’s Rings, set to be a prequel to the 2002 remake of The Ring. We recently learned that a female lead had been found, and today another piece has been added to the casting puzzle. Read on for the latest!
Deadline reports that Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) has nabbed the male lead in the prequel, starring opposite Italian actress Matilda Lutz. He will be playing Holt, who is the boyfriend to Lutz’s character and becomes distant from her after watching the tape.
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Rings will hit theaters on November 13, 2015.
Gutierrez is directing from a script written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka, and Jacob Aaron Estes.
Based on a Japanese cult success, the first U.S. film went on to gross $249 million at the worldwide box office. That was enough to justify a sequel, which didn’t match the first one’s B.O. power but still grossed $160 million worldwide.