The Craft reboot casts Cailee Spaeny in the lead role

The upcoming remake of The Craft has found its lead

Things are finally happening with the upcoming remake of The Craft: according to THR, the film has found its lead in the form of Cailee Spaeny.

The actress is known for playing Amara Namani in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Rose Summerspring in Bad Times At The El Royale, Jane Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex and young Lynne Cheney in Vice.

The retelling of The Craft is set to follow a similar story to the original 90s cult hit: Spaeny will star as Hannah, the film’s equivalent of Robin Tunney’s character Sarah Bailey. Hannah is “a high school outcast who falls into a friendship with three other young women and begins experimenting with witchcraft. They unleash a power that at first seems to solve problems in their lives but slowly consumes them with unforeseen costs.”

Zoe Lister-Jones has signed up to write and direct the film, and Columbia Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse are financing it. Blum will serve as an executive producer alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment. Red Wagon’s Lucas Wiesendanger is executive producing alongside Andrew Fleming, who directed the original The Craft film.

The original film was released in 1996 to mixed reviews, but has since gone on to earn its cult film status. It stars Robin Tunney as Sarah Bailey, Neve Campbell as Bonnie Harper, Rachel True as Rochelle Zimmerman and the brilliant Fairuza Balk as Nancy Downs.

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