‘The Craft’ Reboot at Blumhouse Finds Its First Witch in ‘Pacific Rim’s Cailee Spaeny
Cailee Spaeny (“Bad Times at the El Royale,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising”) is in negotiations to star in the contemporary reimagining of the 1990s cult hit “The Craft” for Sony Pictures and Blumhouse. She marks the first cast member to sign on.
Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) has been tapped to write and direct a contemporary reboot, which, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will follow Hannah, a teenager who feels like an outcast at school until she befriends three young women who encourage her to join them in experimenting with witchcraft. They unleash a power that seems to solve all their problems at first, until it begins to consume them, with unforeseen consequences. The reboot is expected to play up the theme of female empowerment.
The new take begins shooting in July, Blum, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce.