DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Sony is firming up the cast for its Grudge remake with the addition of two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, star of the Netflix series GLOW, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. The group joins previously announced cast Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho and Lin Shaye as filming is scheduled to start in May.
Nicolas Pesce is attached to helm the piece, a reimagining to 2004 version (based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on) that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has the worldwide distribution rights while Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House with Romel Adam overseeing production for the company. Executive producers Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. Also overseeing the project is Brady Fujikawa from Good Universe.
Weaver plays Melissa McCarthy’s mother in the soon-to-be-released film Life of the Party and will appear in Steve McQueen’s New Regency thriller Widows opposite Viola Davis as well as the Netflix pic, Bird Box alongside Sandra Bullock. Gilpin, who returns for the second season of the female wrestler series GLOW, will also be seen in New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic, out in February 2019.
Faison is known for his roles as Sugar Bates on Cinemax’s Banshee and Commissioner Ervin Burrell on The Wire. Sadler credits include Power (Starz), Our Cartoon President (Showtime) the upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music film.
Weaver is repped by ICM, Elevate Entertainment, and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson; Gilpin by ICM, Anonymous Content, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman; Faison by Vanguard Management Group; Sadler by INSURGE.
Photo Sessions > Session 022
Funko is set to release Pop! Vinyls of GLOW‘s Ruth and Debbie! The two GLOW collectible figures will be available in June.
FUNKO – Pop! Television: GLOW
Enter the world of glitter and spandex with the
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling also known as GLOW!
Collect arch rivals Ruth Wilder as Zoya the Destroya and
Debbie Eagan as Liberty Belle now as Pop!
Don’t forget to watch A Netflix Original Series GLOW – now streaming!
Coming in June!
The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news.
GLOW‘s Betty Gilpin has signed with Anonymous Content for management. The actress plays Alison Brie’s rival Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan on the SAG-nominated comedy, which Netflix has renewed for a second season.
On Sunday, Betty attended the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (January 21).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Inside
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: People and EIF’s Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: Netflix Hosts SAG After Party
On Saturday (January 13), Betty attended the Los Angeles Confidential “Awards Issue” celebration to support her GLOW co-star Alison Brie!
On Thursday, Betty attended the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California (January 11).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 11: 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – Show
I’ve added photos of Betty attending the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (November 5). Thanks to Sara!
Exciting news Betty fans! GLOW has been renewed by Netflix for a second season.
‘GLOW’: Netflix Renews Women’s Wrestling Comedy For Season 2
Netflix has another keeper from Jenji Kohan on its hands. The Internet network has renewed new 1980s wrestling comedy GLOW for a 10-episode second season.
Kohan, who is behind one of Netflix’s signature series, Orange Is the New Black, executive produces GLOW, created/executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
Like Orange Is the New Black, GLOW, inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the ’80s, has been a critical and pop culture hit. Set in 1985 Los Angeles, it follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes TV’s first women’s wrestling show.
Flahive and Mensch, who serve as showrunners, executive produce with Kohan and Tara Herrmann.
GLOW is the fourth Netflix comedy to debut in 2017 and get a second-season renewal. It joins One Day at a Time, Santa Clarita Diet and Dear White People. One 2017 Netflix comedy has been canceled, Girlboss.