The Ring 2 Looking For 2005 Release & Actor Speaks Out!
Reported by Outsiders - 10:26 PM 2004.07.28
The Hollywood Reporter has some additional castings for DreawmWorks' The Ring 2, which director Hideo Nakata is filming for a 2005 release.
The trade says that actress Meagen Fay (Magnolia, The Country Bears, TV's Kingdom Hospital) will play the nosy and suspicious neighbor to Naomi Watts' character. Also, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as a young Sissy Spacek in the sequel.
The follow-up also stars David Dorfman, Simon Baker, Emily VanCamp, and Elizabeth Perkins.
Sci Fi Wire chatted with Naomi Watts about DreamWorks' The Ring 2. She says her character is now dealing with the deaths she causing in the first film, while trying to save her son from the Samara Morgan curse.
"I actually feel that the emotional arc is a little stronger," Watts said. "Showing how this person has grown, and how do you play these horrible things that she's had to live through? She is responsible for a lot of death, and so, I think, living with a huge thing. But she's trying to be a more caring and responsible mother, and that's how it starts out."
Watts adds that the studio made sure the sequel wouldn't just repeat the first film. "I think they've been really careful about that. We have the wanted scares, but they're never cheap shock-value moments. They're usually more creepy. And there are more moral dilemmas. There's a lot of other ideas that have been introduced, but I can't tell you... It's not just the tape and the phone."
Source: Hollywood Reporter & Sci-Fi Wire