Filming has officially begun on F. Javier Gutierrez’ Rings, which was originally reported to be a prequel to the 2002 remake of The Ring but is actually a years-later sequel. On tap for you today is the latest casting news, so read on!
Best known to horror fans for her role in Scream 4, Aimee Teegarden has joined the cast of Rings, reports Deadline. The film will be set 13 years after the remake.
As previously reported, Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) has nabbed the male lead in the film, 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.