Until we actually get to see it, it’s hardly worth expressing any further opinions on the Suspiria remake. It’s happening, we’re all a little (or a lot) cynical about it, but the strength of the assembled cast is making it impossible to ignore. For those of you still adamant to shut yourself off from it entirely however, this latest piece of casting news is gonna prove a sizeable thorn in your side.
According to EW, Amazon Studios’ remake of Dario Argento’s seminal horror classic has locked Jessica Harper, who led the 1977 original as Suzy Bannion, to appear. Playing a character named Anke, she joins a cast that already includes Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Mia Goth.
Acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) is helming the remake, and has been very vocal about his love of the original and desire to do it justice. Argento however, revealed back in August that he has been neither consulted nor contacted about the film, much to his and his fans’ bemusement.
“But what’s really absurd — really unbelievable — is that I have never, ever been asked about it,” the legendary director told Indiewire. “I mean, I never got a call or anything…I know nothing about this project except what I read in the papers. I repeat: I have never, ever been asked about it.”
More recent confirmed additions to the cast are La Vie en Rose’s Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler (Benny’s Video) and Malgorzata Bela (Stranger).
Suspiria will hit screens sometime in 2017.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)