Chloe Moretz Joins Tilda Swinton in ‘Suspiria’ Remake
So much for that acting hiatus, huh? Just a couple of weeks after announcing that she’s taking a break from acting to assess her career choices, Chloe Moretz has already lined up her next project, but at least it’s a potentially interesting one: The young star is joining Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson in the long-developing remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria.
Variety reports that Chloe Moretz has signed on for Suspiria, which reunites Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson with A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich. Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac) will also star in the remake. Amazon Studios will distribute the long-developing project, which previously had David Gordon Green attached to direct.
Argento’s 1977 classic Italian horror film starred Jessica Harper as a new student at a prestigious ballet academy, where a series of gruesome murders and increasingly unsettling events lead her to discover something supernatural lurking underneath the school’s sophisticated surface.
Moretz’s casting comes not long after she revealed that she had canceled all upcoming acting projects, including her role in Universal’s live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid. The actress explained that she wasn’t taking a break, per se, but instead hoped to “slow down” and “reassess” her choices. Of her many recent (and mostly underwhelming) roles, only Neighbors 2 and Clouds of Sils Maria have made excellent use of Moretz’s skills, but teaming with Guadagnino, Swinton and Johnson is a smart step — despite general skepticism from fans about remaking one of the greatest horror films of all time.
Even still, Guadagnino has proven himself a compelling director with a great sense of drama and visual style, and with Swinton’s incomparable talent, the Suspiria remake most definitely won’t be boring — and if nothing else, it will look fantastic.