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Sony Bumps ‘Grudge’ Reboot Out of Prime Summer 2019 Release, Moves to Next Year

Remake starring Andrea Riseborough was originally slated for June 21, 2019

“Grudge,” the remake of the 2004 horror film “The Grudge” from Sony and Screen Gems, has been bumped back from a prime release slot this summer to January 2020.

The film, starring Andrea Riseborough, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Demián Bichir, Betty Gilpin and Jacki Weaver, was scheduled to open on June 21, 2019, but will now open Jan. 3, 2020.

This is the second release change for “Grudge,” as it was originally slated for August 2019.

In the film directed by Nicolas Pesce, a house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Jeff Buhler wrote the screenplay, which is a remake of both the American version from 2004 and the Japanese horror original “Ju-on: The Grudge,” both of them directed by Takashi Shimizu.

The studio also recently pushed forward “Greyhound,” a war movie starring Tom Hanks, to April of this year.

Sony has “Men in Black International” opening this June, with “Grudge” originally slated to open one week behind it. However, now it will move into the first week of the new year, one week before another planned animated film produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Sony’s other upcoming releases for 2019 include “Miss Bala” opening this weekend, followed by “The Intruder,” “Brightburn,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

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