Chloe Moretz Joins Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

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Chloe Moretz is set to star opposite Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Goth in Frenesy Film Company and Mythology Entertainment’s new retelling of the classic horror pic “Suspiria.”

“A Bigger Splash” helmer Luca Guadagnino is directing. Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights and is financing the production. Amazon could not be reached for comment.

The film is a passion project of Guadagnino’s who has wanted to do a new re-imagining for some time and has been at the forefront of getting this remake off the ground.

David Kajganich is penning the script based on the pic written by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi.

Based on the 1977 film from Italian horror master Dario Argento, the movie follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.

Suspiria is a Latin word for “sighs.”

The film will be produced by Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films. The producers on the project are Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Mythology’s James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante and Carlo Antonelli are exec producing.

WME Global and Carlos Goodman handled the deal with Amazon on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Guadagnino, Johnson, and Swinton had been linked to the project for some time but with Moretz now signing on, the film has the greenlight and should start production this October in Italy and Hungary.

Moretz has been drawn to more adult fare following her breakout performance in adult action pic “Kick-Ass.” While plenty of those pics were non-genre based like “Hugo” and “The Equalizer,” the 19-year-old has done plenty of work in pics with horror or supernatural elements, including “Carrie”, “Let Me In,” and “Dark Shadows.”

She was most recently seen showing off her comedic chops in “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.”

Moretz, Johnson, Guadagnino, Goth and Mythology are all repped by WME. Swinton is repped by UTA and Hamilton Hodell.

Moretz is also repped by T Squared Entertainment.

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  1. Ale says:

    Que espanto de actrices apenas para tal película de horrrrrrrorrrrrt

  2. anonymous says:

    Is Chloe Moretz’s entire career just crappy horror remakes now?

  3. ” … who has wanted to do a new re-imagining for some time … ”

    Well, at least it’s not an old re-imagining. That would suck.

  4. Leon says:

    Dear Hollywood stop making remakes!!!!!! Wake up.

    Also stop making all guy films rated pg 13 and all chick flicks rated R. Hollywood is so out of touch is laughable.
    Comic book movies suck and changing leads from male to female is just PC fodder. I hate you all. Rot in hell.

  5. Hunter Kirk says:

    Finally, the actresses no one wanted to see in the remake no one is asking to be made.

  6. Shane Gale says:

    Well, well, what a surprise, not!! Chloe walks away from other projects, claiming she wants some “ME”
    time, only to start signing up for other work. This only proves she is full of crock. I am surprised any producer or studio exec wants to trust her after that. Chloe has let down so many people by dissing her other work, she must think she can do what she likes and get away with it. It will all come crashing down around her if she is not careful. She is an awful actress, mediocre at best. As long as she never gets another lead role, she will probably make a reasonable living, that is until she finally fades from view. I often wonder why the Hollywood powers that be keep hiring her. Chloe is not a box office draw and she has yet to prove her bankability. Maybe that’s why, she’s so cheap, just like her acting.

  7. Alex Meyer says:

    When Chloe Grace Moretz said she was taking time off to reevaluate her career, I thought that would be a few months or maybe a year, not a few weeks.

    • jhs39 says:

      Maybe she’s a closet Argento fan and couldn’t pass up a chance to do the Suspiria remake.

    • Xnun says:

      Having been an actress from a young age she’s got a decent box office resume and is reliable. Chloe may do better somewhere down the line with the right role. There are certainly worse people who have.

  8. Mel says:

    Why does Hollywood keep giving Chloe Grace work,she is an awful actress

  9. Maturin111 says:

    I guess it’s cool they’re rebooting / ripping off something GOOD. Recreate those Argento colors and bring the gore. Don’t fuck it up.

  10. Robin says:

    Sooooo… I guess that whole “I’m quitting movies for a bit” from Chloe was a bunch of bull?

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