Ring, The (2002) - Synopsis
It sounded like just another urban legend-a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video·and watches it. Now, she must enlist the aid of her friend Noah (Martin Henderson) to save her life and the life of her son (David Dorfman). Together, they have just seven days to unravel the mystery of "The Ring. "
A remake of one of Japan's biggest box office hits ever, "The Ring" was directed by Gore Verbinski ("The Mexican," "Mouse Hunt"), and produced by Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator," "Men in Black 2") and Laurie MacDonald ("Gladiator," "Men in Black 2") from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger. The suspense thriller stars award-winning actress Naomi Watts ("Mulholland Drive") and Martin Henderson ("Windtalkers"), and also stars young actor David Dorfman (upcoming "A Wrinkle in Time") and Emmy winner Brian Cox ("Nuremberg," "The Bourne Identity"). The main cast also includes Richard Lineback, Daveigh Chase, Lindsay Frost, Pauley Perrette, Amber Tamblyn and Rachael Bella, with a cameo appearance by Jane Alexander.
The film is executive produced by Mike Macari, Roy Lee and Michele Weisler, with Neal Edelstein and J. C. Spink serving as co-executive producers. "The Ring" is based on the novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki and on the motion picture "The Ring" by The Ring/The Spiral Production Group.