Over a year ago, we learned that A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino was working on a remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror film Suspiria. Since then, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth have joined Guadagnino’s passion project, but the movie was awaiting an official green light. Well, thanks to the addition of Chloë Grace Moretz to the cast, the movie is now officially a GO.
According to Variety, Moretz has now come on board the movie project from Frenesy Film Company and Mythology Entertainment, with Guadagnino directing and Amazon Studios producing and distributing the remake.
This isn’t Moretz’s first horror movie rodeo, though. She has previously starred in remakes of Carrie, Amytiville Horror and Let Me In, and has now added Suspiria to her ever-growing roster of horror remakes films.
Penned by David Kajganich, the script for the new Suspiria is based on the original 1977 movie, written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and “follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.”
With Chloë Grace Moretz having signed on the dotted line, and its main cast locked, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is said to kick off production this October, with filming to take place in Italy and Hungary. There’s no official release date slated yet, but expect it to bow into movie theaters sometime in 2017.