Variety is exclusively reporting that John Cho has joined the cast of Sony’s reimagining of the horror film The Grudge.
The film is set to be a remake of the 2004 film, the US remake of the the 2002 Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge, which focused on an American nurse living and working in Tokyo that becomes exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. The film was directed by Takashi Shimizu, who directed the Japanese original, and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Fehr, KaDee Strickland, William Mapother and Clea DuVall.
The report doesn’t state what role John Cho (whose recent credits include Columbus and the second season of The Exorcist series) will be playing in the new take of the horror film, but he’ll be joining recently cast Demian Bichir and Andrea Riseborough.
Nicolas Pesce is on board to direct as well as pen the script. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will serve as producers under the Ghost House banner, with Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman serving as executive producers under the Good Universe banner alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee and Doug Davison. Romel Adam will be overseeing the project alongside Brady Fujikawa.
The film is scheduled to commence filming this coming May.