According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amber Tamblyn will topline The Grudge 2, the sequel to the 2004 horror hit for Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures. Director Takashi Shimizu, writer Stephen Susco and producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise all are returning. Arielle Kebbel and Teresa Palmer also have been cast.
Tamblyn will play the younger sister of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who returns long enough to pass on the movie's supernatural curse. The sequel delves into the secrets behind the grudge's wrath and introduces a seemingly unrelated host of new characters who find themselves connected by the curse. Kebbel and Palmer (December Boys) play American schoolgirls in Tokyo.
Mandate Pictures' Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce alongside Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.