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Up-and-coming actress Cailee Spaeny is in negotiations to play one the lead in Sony and Blumhouse’s reboot of the 1996 cult classic The Craft, Collider has confirmed.
Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) has been tapped to write and direct a contemporary reboot, which, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will follow Hannah, a teenager who feels like an outcast at school until she befriends three young women who encourage her to join them in experimenting with witchcraft. They unleash a power that seems to solve all their problems at first, until it begins to consume them, with unforeseen consequences. The reboot is expected to play up the theme of female empowerment.
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Sony will co-finance the film with Blumhouse, whose Jason Blum will produce alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment, who produced the original film. Original Craft director Andrew Fleming will executive produce with Red Wagon’s Lucas Wiesendanger. Production is expected to start next month.
It’ll be interesting to see just how “goth” this reboot is, as that seems...
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