Four years ago, it was announced that The Craft was being remade, because Hollywood hadn’t yet claimed enough victims in its quest to destroy everything good from the 90s. But even with a rumored director and writer attached to the project, it didn’t seem to go anywhere. Well, maybe Manon was just waiting for the right circumstances before giving his blessing and letting this project happen. Because back in March, we learned that The Craft remake would now be written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, and now Deadline is reporting that there’s a full cast attached.
According to Deadline, this remake of The Craft is being made by horror studio Blumhouse (the production company responsible for last year’s very successful Halloween revival) and Columbia Pictures. There are no notes about when filming will begin on this updated version of The Craft, or when it might hit theaters. Even worse, nothing on whether the girls still test their powers by playing light as a feather/stiff as a board, or if they’ve ditched that in favor of sending each other cursed Bitmojis. But we know which Gen Z actresses will be playing the core group of four witches in said craft.
From left to right is Gideon Adlon, daughter of Pamela Adlon who currently appears in Netflix’s The Society and was Sam in Blockers. Next is Lovie Simone, from the OWN series Greenleaf. Followed by Zoey Luna, a trans actress who has most recently appeared in the finale of FX’s Pose. They join Cailee Spaeny, who was announced as the film’s reported lead earlier in the summer.
So I suppose Cailee will be playing the Sarah Bailey role, while Gideon, Lovie, and Zoey will be playing Nancy, Rochelle, and Bonnie, respectively. There are still a few unknowns, like which baby hunk will be cast as Skeet Ulrich’s Chris Hooker, or who will play that perky-yet-pure evil blonde bitch Laura Lizzie. It’s times like these I wish I knew my high school-aged actors and actresses better, because I clearly don’t watch enough Disney Channel to guess who could play Lizzie. I’ll have to ask someone’s younger cousin if they can name an actress that looks like they shop exclusively at Ralph Lauren and has possibly seen Taylor Swift in concert four times. Or maybe this new Craft will have more of a girl power vibe, and won’t have any high school girl villain. Maybe the only villain will be the uncool home room teacher who won’t let the girls cut out early to film a spell tutorial in the AV room for their YouTube channel.