The Craft Reboot Rounds Out Its Core Cast

Blumhouse has announced who will be joining Cailee Spaeny in the studio’s remake of ‘The Craft’– Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna.  Zoe Lister-Jones is directing and wrote the screenplay.  The director of the original 1996 film, Andrew Fleming, will act as executive producer of the reboot.  Spaeny’s casting was announced in June.

Gideon Adlon, Netflix

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 plays Hannah.  Last year, she appeared in ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising‘, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’, and ‘Vice’.  She will co-star on Alex Garland’s TV series ‘Devs’ which premiers next year on FX.

The names of Adlon, Simone, and Luna’s characters aren’t clear, but a few months ago, it was said that the other characters would be named Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie.

Coincidentally, Adlon is also appearing in the upcoming horror movie ‘Witch Hunt’.  She can currently be seen as Becca Gelb on Netflix’s supernatural drama ‘The Society’.

Lovie Simone, OWN
Zoey Luna, HBO

Simone can currently be seen as Zora Greenleaf on the OWN series ‘Greenleaf’, and starred in the film ‘Selah and the Spades’.

Luna, who is transgender, appeared in three documentaries as herself, ‘The T Word’, ’15: A Quinceañera Story’, and Raising Zoey’.  She recently made an appearance on the FX series ‘Pose’.

They, of course, replace Robin Tunney as Sarah, Fairuza Balk as Nancy, Rachel True as Rochelle, and Neve Campbell as Bonnie from the original.  That film also starred ’90s favorites Breckin Meyer, Christine Taylor, and Skeet Ulrich.

A remake or sequel to ‘The Craft’ has been in the works since 2015.  At one point Leigh Janiak was attached to write and direct.  Later, Daniel Casey was brought aboard to work on the script.

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Source: Collider