Blumhouse Remake of The Craft Finds Its Star in Cailee Spaeny
The Pacific Rim: Uprising actress has been tapped for the leading role of this upcoming reboot.
By Chris Morse
The upcoming Blumhouse-produced remake of The Craft has found its leading actress in Cailee Spaeny. We first heard of this project back in March, when it was officially announced that actress and filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones was tapped to write and direct the effort, which is a new rendition of the female-empowering, witchcraft-themed movie released back in 1996.
Late last week, THR reported that Spaeny was in negotiations for the leading role, which all but assures us that this will soon be a done deal. She will presumably play the part of Hannah, the high school outcast who falls into friendship with three other girls, picking up a little bit of witchcraft along the way. The actress is known for her work in Pacific Rim: Uprising and On the Basis of Sex.
The original film starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, Rachel True, and Skeet Ulric, telling the story of a high school newcomer who joins up with a trio of outcast students who practice witchcraft. Using a variety of spells and curses, the group gets revenge on anybody who happens to get on their bad side.
The Craft will be written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones with Jason Blum producing alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, both of whom produced the original 1996 film. There is no target release date at this time, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest here on Dead Entertainment.
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