February 10, 2006

Beals Incurs the wrath of ‘Grudge 2′

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Beals has come aboard "The Grudge 2," a sequel to the 2004 horror hit.

Amber Tamblyn is starring in the film, which is set to begin shooting next week in Tokyo. Columbia Pictures is eyeing an October release. Takashi Shimizu directs.

The sequel delves into the secrets behind the grudge's wrath and introduces a seemingly unrelated host of characters who find themselves connected by the curse. Details about Beals' character are being kept under wraps, though it is known she incurs the wrath of the grudge.

Arielle Kebbel and Teresa Palmer already have been cast. Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of the last movie, will appear briefly.

Beals stars in the hit Showtime series "The L Word," which recently was picked up for a fourth season. The actress' recent feature credits include "Catch That Kid" and "Runaway Jury."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter