Actresses Arielle Kebbel and Emily Browning have joined the cast of the upcoming American remake of the South Korean horror movie “A Tale of Two Sisters”, reports Variety. They will be joining David Strathairn and Elizabeth Banks, who were cast previously as the step-mother and father characters. Although the trade doesn’t mention who Kebbel and Browning would be playing, going by the two women’s age, it’s a good bet they’ll be playing the “two sisters” of the title, although this would make the American sisters a tad older than the original Korean sisters, but I’m sure that’s creative license for ya.
Based on a classic Korean folk tale infused with ’70s British horror. The DreamWorks version centers on modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to find their recovery unraveling because of a cruel stepmother, clueless father and a lingering ghost.
Arielle Kebbel has been in “John Tucker Must Die” and another Hollywood remake of an Asian horror movie, “The Grudge 2″, while Emily Browning’s previous credits include “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
“A Tale of Two Sisters” the remake will be directed by Charles and Thomas Guard from a script by Craig Rosenberg.