The first witch has been cast in Blumhouse’s upcoming remake of ’96 cult hit The Craft.
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures are financing the new take of The Craft, with Zoe Lister-Jones on board as both writer and director. Lister-Jones is perhaps best known as an actress, with credits including New Girl, Whitney and Friends with Better Lives. This will mark her second feature as writer-director, following 2017 indie dramedy Band Aid.
In talks to lead the remake is Cailee Spaeny (pictured below), who’s been gathering some big projects in just a few years, such as playing a young Jane Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex and parts in Bad Times at the El Royale and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
The plot follows high school outcast Hannah, who begins to experiment with witchcraft with three other girls. The power they unleash seems great… at first.
The original film starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, and was directed/co-written by Andrew Fleming (Nancy Drew, Ideal Home). The film was a surprise hit, earning $US55 million worldwide from a budget of around $US15 million.
No release date has been announced for the remake, although cameras are expected to begin rolling in July.