Cailee Spaeny
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Cailee Spaeny is in final negotiations for the lead role in the Zoe Lister-Jones-written and -directed remake of ‘The Craft’.  Columbia and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse are financing the film, based on the 1996 cult favorite.

The story centers on 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.

Spaeny could be playing Hannah (based on Robin Tunney‘s character, Sarah, in the original ) or she could be playing a character based on Fairuza Balk’s Nancy.  Other than Hannah, the other teen witches will be named Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie, although which is which is unknown.  For her part, Tunney has expressed a desire to be part of the remake in some way, so hopefully Lister-Jones has figured out how to make that happen.


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In March, it was reported that ‘The Craft’ would start filming in July.

Spaeny is a relative newcomer, but has already appeared in a few high-profile films, including ‘Vice’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, and ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’.  She will appear in the upcoming drama ‘The Shoes’ and on FX’s miniseries ‘Devs’, created by ‘Ex-Machina’s Alex Garland, whose ensemble cast features Nick Offerman and Allison Pill among others.

Here is a description of ‘Devs’:

In Devs, a young computer engineer, Lily, investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

‘Devs’ is expected to arrive on FX later this year, and will consist of eight episodes.

‘The Craft’ has not yet received a release date, but check back for updates!


Source: The Hollywood Reporter