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Jessica Harper to return for the Suspiria remake!

10.31.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Although Dario Argento's 1977 classic SUSPIRIA might be divisive, as proven by one of this year's Unseen Halloween entries, we take the idea of the remake of the flick very seriously. Not just anyone can do justice to this project, but we know somebody who can: Jessica Harper, who starred in the original as wide-eyed ballerina Suzy Bannion.

It has just been confirmed by Amazon Studios that Harper will be joining the cast of Luca Guadagnino's remake. According to IMDb, her character is named Anke, a name which doesn't match any of the original characters, so we're still in the dark about how big a role she'll play. I hope she's a member of the witch coven. Suzy's moving up in the world!

Harper joins previously cast Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth.

SUSPIRIA follows Susie Bannion, a young American woman who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in 1977, arriving just as one of its 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.

David Kajganich is penning the script based on the pic written by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi. SUSPIRIA started shooting in Italy this week. 

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of this development?

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