Variety reports that former vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, will topline Sam Raimi’s, The Grudge, the remake of the Japanese horror thriller Ju-On. “Columbia Pictures has secured domestic distrib rights for the film, which is being produced by Ghost House Pictures, a genre division of Senator Intl. launched with Sam Raimi.” The film is set to lense at Tokyo’s Toho Studios in late January. Takashi Shimizu, who wrote and directed the the original Ju-on along with two remake sof his own movies, will helm the American remake. The Grudge is about a murderous supernatural curse born of a grudge held by someone who dies angry. The curse passes like a virus to its victims.