Film & TV

Isabelle Fuhrman to Face Down Witches in ‘Suspiria’ Remake

Film & TV

Isabelle Fuhrman to Face Down Witches in ‘Suspiria’ Remake

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We’re big fans of rising star Isabelle Fuhrman, so color us excited when we found out the young actress has signed on to star as the lead of the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria. Fuhrman will be taking over from Jessica Harper, who starred in the original as a young ballet student who transfers to an elite dance school in Germany that turns out to be run by a coven of witches. Pineapple Express‘s David Gordon Green is set to direct the film, which is due out next year.

Green and his team have a lot to live up to. Suspiria is often hailed as one of the greatest horror films of all time, run through with sustained terror, lurid Technicolor, and an iconic score by the rock band Goblin. The fifteen-year-old Hunger Games scene steaeler is no stranger to the horror genre, either. She first made her name as a devil child in 2009’s smart Orphan, where she tormented her adoptive parents, and if her turn in The Hunger Games—where she played the sharp-eyed, knife-throwing Clove—is anything to go on, Fuhrman’s combination of wide eyes and fierce determination will be a good fit for Suspiria, which will require her to face off against a band of witches responsible for a series of grisly murders. Furhman seems to be following the Chloe Moretz recipe for teen movie stardom: Book your own horror remake, and tweet about it.