Late yesterday, we learned the identity of the new SUSPIRIA star; turns out it’s the creepy kid from ORPHAN! No one saw that coming, I’m certain.
Now a supporting cast has been lined up for the David Gordon Green-helmed remake, including two-time Cannes Best Actress Winner Isabelle Huppert (pictured; The Piano Teacher), two-time Academy Award-nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs; The Woman in Black), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Antje Traue (Superman: Man of Steel).
Based on Dario Argento’s 1977 film of the same name, SUSPIRIA centers on Suzie (Isabelle Fuhrman), a bright and ambitious American student who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a fellow student is brutally murdered and several other cruel and strange homicides disrupt the once quiet life on campus, Suzie realizes that the academy may be a front for a more menacing organization.
Crime Scene Pictures Adam Ripp and Rob Paris will finance and have partnered to produce with the team behind the acclaimed film I Am Love, Luca Guadagino’s First Sun and Francesco Melzi d’Eril’s Memo Films. First Sun’s Marco Morabito and Memo’s Gabriele Moratti will also produce. Rizal Risjad, Silvia Fendi and Philip Elway will executive produce and Lisa Muskat will co-produce. WILD BUNCH will be handling international sales in Cannes while CAA represents the U.S. distribution rights.