Currently in production in Atlanta, Paramount Pictures’ upcoming horror franchise sequel Rings has added “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki to its cast. According to Deadline, Galecki will a “pleasure seeking” professor named Gabriel who serves as a mentor to Alex Roe and Matilda Lutz’s characters.
Rings stars Alex Roe as Holt, a young man who begins to become distant from his girlfriend, Julia (Lutz) after watching the infamous deadly videotape the series is known for.
Released in 2002, The Ring was an English-language remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 supernatural thriller, Ringu, which told the story of a videotape of ghostly imagery that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. Ringu was followed by three Japanese sequels, while the Verbinski version received its own 2005 sequel directed by Nakata, titled The Ring Two.
Just yesterday, we reported that a key character will be returning to the franchise. Click here to find out who, but please be aware of potential spoilers.
F. Javier Gutiérrez, best known for helming Before the Fall, is directing Rings, with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman rewriting the sequel draft by David Loucka.
The film also stars Aimee Teegarden and is set for a November 13 release.
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