Chloë Grace Moretz Joins Horror Remake
Chloë Grace Moretz is headlining a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 title, Suspiria.
According to news, first reported by Variety, David Kajanich has scripted the re-telling of the story – based on an original script by Argento and Daria Nicolodi – concerning a dancer who travels to a German ballet school, the front of a supernatural force against the backdrop of a series of grisly murders.
Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci starred in the original chiller – scripted by Argento and Daria Nicoladi.
Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning and Mia Goth are also set to star in the new version, to be directed by Luca Guadagnino – the helmer of this year’s hit A Bigger Splash.
Amazon Studios have secured worldwide distribution rights, and are all set to finance the production. Swinton and Fanning have apparently been attached for some time, but now that Moretz is on board, shooting looks likely to start this month in Hungary and Italy.
Ever since her performance in Kick Ass, Moretz has been gravitating towards adult material. She played an ancient vampire – who assumes the form of a young girl – in Let Me In – an American remake of Let the Right One In – and took on the title role in the remake of Carrie.
In 2014, the actress starred in The Clouds of Sils Maria, in which a film star discovers an uncomfortable revelation about herself while starring in a revival of the play that originally launched her career. The film – directed by Olivier Assayas – also starred Juliet Binoche and Kristen Stewart.
She will also be seen in the upcoming November Criminals – a story about a teenager who launches his own investigation into the death of his classmate.