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Dakota Johnson needed therapy after working on the Suspiria remake

Dakota Johnson

There's still no word on when we might see the remake of SUSPIRIA. Director Luca Guadagnino (whose film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME was up for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards) said in November that he was three months away from finishing post-production on his "teenage dream" homage to Dario Argento's 1977 film, so we can assume all the final touches have been put on the project, but we're still waiting to hear release details.

During this wait for solid information, we have to grasp on to any reference to the film that slips through in interviews with the cast and crew - like the new interview in which star Dakota Johnson says the experience of filming the remake was so intense that she had to seek professional help to get past it.

It was during a conversation with Elle magazine about scents and coconut oil that Johnson said making the movie

...no lie, f*cked me up so much that I had to go to therapy."

She also described the working conditions:

We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other. It was cold as shit, and so dry. The only thing that helped was dousing myself with oil every night. Now I can’t get enough."

Johnson's co-stars in the remake include Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lutz Ebersdorf, and the original SUSPIRIA's Jessica Harper. The synopsis: 

Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret. 

Following in the footsteps of the rock band Goblin, who provided the score for the '77 film, Radiohead's Thom Yorke has composed the score for Guadagnino's take on the concept.

We'll keep you updated on the new SUSPIRIA as more information is made available.

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Source: Elle

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