With production starting on Suspiria as early as September casting news was bound to happen sooner rather than later. The first person attached to star in Dario Argent’s 1977 horror classic is Isabelle Fuhrman who starred as the creepy girl in Orphan and nabbed a supporting role most recently in The Hunger Games.
While there are some remakes on their way that I’m extremely excited for like Oldboy and Carrie, Suspiria’s latest redo just hasn’t exactly sparked my interest nearly as much as the other two. Understandably the other two have a phenomenal cast of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olson, and Sharlto Copley in Oldboy and in Carrie you have Julianne Moore alongside Chloe Moretz which is certainly hard to contend against if you are Suspiria.
“Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.”
Not all is lost however, because although the young Isabelle Fuhrman is a little known actress, this could be her opportunity to make a name for herself in the horror universe who no doubt has a lot riding on her shoulders as she attempts to tackle the iconic role of Suzy. And with David Gordon Green set to direct who only has comedies under his belt with Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and The Sitter he has perhaps the most to prove that he is more than just a guy who makes funny movies.
It’ll be interesting to see how this one turns out. If you wan’t to read more on David Gordon Green’s Suspiria you can check it out here.