Italian actress Matilda Lutz is reportedly tapped to play the female lead in Paramount Pictures’ second full-length sequel to its horrifying 2002 blockbuster The Ring. Directed by Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), the new entry is titled Rings and will feature a new cast.
Rings shares the title of the 2005 Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) movie short bridging The Ring and The Ring 2, both starring Naomi Watts. In the short, cults called Rings have emerged and challenge each other to watching the cursed videotape.
Lutz is best known for her international film and television work. No word yet on what her role calls for, nor on a release date for the sequel. The first two Ring films have grossed more than $400 million worldwide, and remain pretty damn frightening to this day.