Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) is set to headline David Gordon Green’s Suspiria, Crime Scene Pictures announced today. The just-revealed cast also includes Isabelle Huppert (Amour, The Piano Teacher), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, The Woman in Black), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Antje Traue (Man of Steel).
Based on Dario Argento’s 1977 film of the same name, Suspiria is written by Green and Chris Gebert and centers on Suzie (Fuhrman), a bright and ambitious American student who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a fellow student is brutally murdered and several other cruel and strange homicides disrupt the once quiet life on campus, Suzie realizes that the academy may be a front for a more menacing organization.
Producers Luca Guadagnino and Francesco Melzi dEril said: We started to develop ‘Suspiria’ at the time we were preparing ‘I Am Love’ and expect to make another notable film capable of reaching an even much broader international audience.
The film is scheduled to begin lensing this September with costumes by three time Academy Award winner-Milena Canonero (Marie Antoinette, Chariots Of Fire, A Clockwork Orange), Production Design by Richard Wright and Cinematography by Tim Orr (Pineapple Express).
Crime Scene Pictures’ Adam Ripp and Rob Paris will finance and have partnered to produce with the team behind I Am Love, Luca Guadaginos First Sun and Francesco Melzi dErils Memo Films. First Suns Marco Morabito and Memos Gabriele Moratti will also produce. Rizal Risjad, Silvia Fendi and Philip Elway will executive produce and Lisa Muskat will co-produce.