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NEW ROLE: 'The Craft' Remake Find Their Lead

Cailee Spaeny (Vice, Bad Times at the El Royale) will play lead witch Hannah in the upcoming remake to the 90s cult favorite witch movie, The Craft.

Photo by Paul Archuleta // FilmMagic

The remake of the 1996 film that starred Fairuza Balk and Robin Tunney, has been in the works since 2015. Beginning at first with Sony Pictures, a director already in mind, the project would eventually leave Sony, finally landing with Blumhouse Productions and Columbia Pictures as financiers. With Jason Blum onboard as producer, Blumhouse and Columbia would decide not to go with Sony's treatment and instead the story would focus on high school outcast Hannah, who starts a friendship with three girls in her school. They begin to dabble with witchcraft to improve their lives but come to find out it has its consequences. Of course the film will be changed and updated for today's audiences but I don't think anyone expected it to be a cookie cutter remake.

In late March it was announced that the remake had found its director in Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) who would also be writing the screenplay as well.

More casting news is sure to come as four important roles, if you count Chris, have yet to be cast and with filming starting in July we should be hearing about that news shortly. Until then this may be a good time to go and revisit the Andrew Fleming directed The Craft. It's a great movie with an even more amazing cast and music. Seriously, though. That music.

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ERIC J. CULLEN is a writer currently residing in California. A fan of horror since childhood, Eric spends his free time developing Horror Junket, writing screenplays, HODLING, as well as producing films in the horror genre. Eric is currently the future owner of a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

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