For some reason, the witchy classic The Craft is getting a reboot and it's about to begin production next month. In addition to that, the film has already cast its first witch who will serve as the new Sarah.
The report comes from The Hollywood Reporter, Cailee Spaeny of Pacific Rim: Uprising has been cast as the lead witch in The Craft reboot. Spaeny, who previously played Jane Ginsburg in the film On The Basis of Sex, will play Hannah, "a high school outcast who falls into a friendship with three other young women and begins experimenting with witchcraft. They unleash a power that at first seems to solve problems in their lives but slowly consumes them with unforeseen costs."
The reboot will be written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones. The other three witches have not yet been cast.
In the 1996 film, Robin Tunney played Sarah, a young student who is drawn into practicing witchcraft with three other girls (Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell). When things get out of hand and Sarah wants to leave the coven, the other girls immediately torment her.
In all honesty, I had no idea that a reboot of The Craft is being planned but it's certainly a strange idea. The film still holds up to this day and the reboot might not work as well as the original. Nevertheless, let's hope for the best for Spaeny's new project.
The Craft reboot is expected to begin production by July.
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