In Other ‘Ring’ News… Baker Cast in Sequel

According to the Hollywood Reporter Simon Baker has circled his way into The Ring 2 for DreamWorks and helmer Hideo Nakata. Shooting starts in mid-May on the sequel, with Baker set to play the male lead opposite Naomi Watts in the ongoing tale of a mysterious videotape that proves fatal to viewers. Although it will be the first time Baker and Watts have worked together, the two have been friends for years — both call Australia home and share the same manager, Untitled Entertainment’s Jason Weinberg. Baker’s wife, Rebecca Rigg, also is best friends with Watts.

Source: Hollywood Reporter