You've seen her enter The Further in the Insidious film series, and now Lin Shaye will enter another horror franchise, one that's known for making meowing a seriously scary sound.

Variety reports that Shaye (all four of the Insidious films, 1982's Alone in the Dark) is set to join the cast of the new reimagining of The Grudge (2004), which is itself a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. Details on Shaye's character have yet to be revealed, but she joins a growing cast that includes Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, and John Cho.

The latest film in The Grudge franchise is being directed from a new screenplay draft by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review. A previous screenplay for the new Grudge movie was written by Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train for the screen and also co-wrote the upcoming Jacob's Ladder remake.

A Ghost House Pictures film, The Grudge reboot is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, with Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. The movie is expected to begin filming this May in the Winnipeg area.

The American Grudge franchise spans three films and focuses on a lethal, paranormal curse that haunts those unfortunate enough to become ensnared in its rage-inducing grasp. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr co-starred in 2004's The Grudge, based on the Ju-on franchise whose most recent entry is 2016's Sadako vs. Kayako, a crossover with the Ringu films.

Following the critical success of The Eyes of My Mother, Pesce released his second feature film, Piercing, which Daily Dead Managing Editor called an "unexpectedly comedic game of murder" in her 3.5-star Sundance review.

We'll keep you updated on The Grudge reboot as more details are revealed. In the meantime, what do you want to see in the new movie?

Source: Variety
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