The remake of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA just took a huge step forward with the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz in the starring role. She will join Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Mia Goth in the retelling of the horror classic.
Luca Guadagnino, who directed Swinton and Johnson in A Bigger Splash, will helm the film written by David Kajganich adapted from the original penned by Argento and Daria Nicoladi.
Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films and Memo Films will produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi will serve as producers. Mythology’s James Vanderbilt, First Sun’s Marco Morabito, Paul Deason, and Carlo Antonelli are set to executive produce.
The film follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
The remake has been in development for some time with David Gordon Green previously attached to direct. At one point, Isabelle Huppert, Janet McTeer, and Michael Nyqvist were slated to star.
Moretz recently starred in the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Her film, Brain on Fire premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She appears next in the crime drama November Criminals opposite Ansel Elgort. She is repped by WME and T Squared Entertainment.
Swinton will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in November in Doctor Strange. She will reteam with Snowpiercer director Joon-ho Bong for Okja and is set to star opposite Brad Pitt in the upcoming adaptation of Michael Hastings book, War Machine. She is repped by UTA and Hamilton Hodell.
Johnson recently appeared in the comedy How to Be Single and will reprise her role as Anastasia Steele in the forthcoming movies Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Free. She is repped by WME.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer