The cast for David Gordon Green’s (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) unnecessary remake of the classic ‘70s horror film Suspiria has just been announced, and it’s a pretty intriguing criss-crossing of varied talent.  The  cast will be lead by 15-year-old The Hunger Games actress Isabelle Fuhrman; in the original film, her character was in her 20s.  The rest of the cast is filled out with stellar actors from such films as The Piano Teacher, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Man of Steel.

The cast will be rounded out by Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Isabelle Huppert (Amour, The Piano Teacher), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, The Woman in Black), and Antje Traue (Man of Steel).

David Gordon Green will direct and co-write the film with Chris Gebert.  Filming is set to begin this September, with the story concerning a young American woman (Fuhrman) travelling to Europe to attend a school, and discovering—after a series of grisly murders—that an evil organization is secretly pulling the strings behind the school (in the original classic, it’s a coven of witches).

Fuhrman is no stranger to horror, having starred (and earned good reviews) in the so-so horror flick Orphan; surrounded as she is by a solid cast and a director who can be great when the material engages him, maybe this Suspiria remake won’t be so bad, after all.

What do you think of the Suspiria news?

Source: Coming Soon