The Craft remake is rounding out its cast nicely, with up-and-coming British actor Nicholas Galitzine set to join the four ladies playing with black magic at its dark heart. The upcoming flick, a co-production from Columbia and Blumhouse, is a reboot of the cult fave original starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, and Rachel True.
Leading the charge is Cailee Spaeny, who impressed in Pacific Rim: Uprising as a tough little upstart, in Bad Times at the El Royale as Dakota Johnson’s deranged sister, and as the political activist daughter of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis of Sex. Spaeny will, presumably, take on the role played by Tunney in the original (listed on IMDb as “Hannah” rather than Sarah), as a shy newcomer at a Catholic school who falls in with a coven of witches.
Joining her are Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna. Adlon features in Netflix’s hot teen drama series The Society, which was recently renewed for a second season, and also starred in Blockers as Ike Barinholtz’s closeted lesbian daughter, as well as in The Mustang opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and Bruce Dern.
Simone is one of the leads of OWN drama Greenleaf. She was a big hit at Sundance this year following her lauded performance in Selah & the Spades, which Amazon picked up and plans to develop as a series. Simone also starred in Pippa Bianco’s Share and indie flick Monster opposite John David Washington, Jennifer Hudson, and Jeffrey Wright.
Transgender actress and activist Luna recently appeared in the season finale of Ryan Murphy’s celebrated FX series Pose. Luna first came to prominence in 15 A Quinceanera Story: Zoey on HBO. She also starred in Boundless, a short directed by Rosario Dawson. Deadline reports the latest recruit is Galitzine, a British actor who most recently starred in HBO’s Share and Netflix’s Chambers.
The Craft, which banked $55 million at the box office from a $15 million budget, has become a cult favorite among horror fans — particularly women who grew up with it. Zoe Lister-Jones is directing the reboot from a screenplay she wrote, and is also serving as exec-producer on the proudly female-led project. Original producer Doug Wick is on hand along with partner Lucy Fisher, both of Red Wagon. The movie began filming in July and a release date is forthcoming.
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