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TheWrap Site: Italian Actress Matilda Lutz Will Lead 3rd Ring Film

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing latest film in horror franchise

Hollywood news website TheWrap is reporting that Italian actress Matilda Lutz (Somewhere Beautiful, The Fifth Wheel) will lead the cast in F. Javier Gutiérrez's The Ring live-action horror film. The site credits "multiple individuals familiar with the Paramount project" for the information, but Lutz's representatives and Paramount have not confirmed her role. The site also states the third film is titled Rings and refers to it as a reboot in the headline.

"Rings" was a 15-minute short horror film included with the re-release of the first American The Ring film and served as a bridging story between the first and second film.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (The Ring, The Ring Two) are producing the film. TheWrap states that Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka, and Jacob Aaron Estes wrote the new script and the previous film's star, Naomi Watts, will not be in the new film.

The first Hollywood film of The Ring premiered in 2002. Hideo Nakata, the director of the original 1998 Japanese Ringu, directed The Ring Two, a Hollywood sequel that debuted in 2005.

Sadako 3D 2, which premiered in Japan in August 2013, was the latest film in the Ring (Ringu) series in Japan. In the films, Sadako is the vengeful ghost of the daughter of a famous psychic. She is connected to a cursed video tape featuring a collection of disturbing images; those who watch the tape are killed one week later. Koji Suzuki, the author of the original novel series that inspired the franchise, wrote a new original story for that film.

Source: TheWrap
Image via IMDb

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

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