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Andrea Riseborough might star in a new reboot of The Grudge

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Last summer, we heard that THE EYES OF MY MOTHER's Nicolas Pesce had been hired to direct and rewrite a new reboot of THE GRUDGE for Sony and Sam Raimi's production company Ghost House. Now word has come out on who Pesce's top choice to star in the film is.

Andrea Riseborough, an actress I know best from the 2013 Tom Cruise movie OBLIVION, is up for the role of 

a single mother who's also a police detective.

Riseborough hasn't officially signed on to star in THE GRUDGE yet, but it sounds like the lead is hers if she wants it.

This will be a reboot of the American version of THE GRUDGE, which was itself a remake of the Japanese film JU-ON. The 2004 American GRUDGE starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as

an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.

Given the fact that the lead character in the reboot is said to be a detective, differences are already evident.

THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN's Jeff Buhler wrote the script that Pesce is currently rewriting.

At one point, Riseborough was also the choice to play Top Dollar in director Corin Hardy's remake of THE CROW. That remake, which will star Jason Momoa, was just scheduled for an October 11, 2019 release. It remains to be seen if Riseborough will be involved when it goes into production.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of THE GRUDGE?
Source: Empire

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