The Craft: Michelle Monaghan to star in Blumhouse & Sony’s remake
Deadline is reporting that Golden Globe nominee Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Path) has joined The Craft remake from Blumhouse, Sony, and Red Wagon.
The details for Monaghan’s role have not yet been revealed. Her upcoming projects also include in Netflix’s geo-political thriller series Messiah, the biographical drama Spinning Gold starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Isaacs, and the comedy-drama The Prince of Admission, written and directed by Peter Glanz.
The new version of The Craft will follow 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 will write and direct the film which is being put together by Columbia and Blumhouse Productions and will star David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication), Gideon Adlon (Blockers), Lovie Simone (Greenleaf), Zoey Luna (Pose), Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale), Nicholas Galitzine (Chambers), and Julian Grey (Godless).
The original 1996 film, directed by Andrew Fleming and written by Fleming and Peter Filardi, follows a teenage girl, Sarah (Robin Tunney) who, after her family moves to San Francisco, finds herself joining a clique of Catholic Schoolgirls who experiment with witchcraft. Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True also starred.
Development on a remake of the 1996 hit has been in the works for almost five years now, with Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak originally attached to write and direct the project in 2015, which was supposed to be a sequel to the original, but the project was scrapped after negative reactions from fans and a lack of further interest at the studios.