The upcoming reboot of ‘The Craft’ from Blumhouse, has added another cast member, Julian Grey. 13-year-old Grey was recently part of the young ensemble cast of the independent drama ‘A World Away’, and portrayed William McNue in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix limited series ‘Godless’. He also appeared on ‘Wayward Pines’. He recently wrapped the upcoming drama ‘Downhill’, directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. This film, a remake of the 2014 Swedish film ‘Force Majeure’, stars Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and depicts a family that starts to fall apart after the father’s cowardly behavior during a near-death experience.
His role in ‘The Craft’ is unknown, but he is a little younger than the other stars, so he may be a little brother character.
The remake of the 1996 teen horror classic has already cast Cailee Spaeny (‘Devs’), Gideon Adlon (‘The Society’), Lovie Simone (‘Greenleaf’), and Zoey Luna (‘Pose’) as the young witches. Spaeny plays the lead role of Hannah (basically the Robin Tunney “Sarah” role). The other three characters are named Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie, but it is unknown which is which witch. The film also stars Nicholas Galitzine and David Duchovny.
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.
Zoe Lister-Jones wrote the screenplay and will direct and executive produce. Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Lucy Fisher are producers, as is Douglas Wick, who produced the original ‘Craft’. Andrew Fleming, who directed the original, serves as executive producer, along with Lucas Wiesendanger.
The original ‘Craft’ also starred Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Neve Campbell, Breckin Meyer, Christine Taylor, and Skeet Ulrich. It earned $55 million on a budget of $15 million, and has endured as a classic from that era.
It is not yet known when the new movie will begin filming or be released.