The Craft – USA, 2020 – David Duchovny joins the cast of the teen witches remake

The Craft is a forthcoming remake of the 1996 movie of the same name being produced by Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures. Andrew Fleming, who co-wrote and directed the original, is returning as executive producer alongside writer-director Zoe Lister-Jones. Jason Blum and of Red Wagon Entertainment’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing.

Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna play the roles of the teenage witch protagonists. And it has recently been confirmed by Deadline that David Duchovny (The X-Files) will also star alongside previously announced Nicholas Galitzine.

Update: Michelle Monaghan has been added to the cast.

In the original film:

Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney), a troubled teenager, has just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with her father and stepmother. At her new Catholic school, she forms a friendship with a group of girls rumoured to be witches, Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Nancy (Fairuza Balk) and Rochelle (Rachel True). At the same time, Sarah becomes attracted to the popular Chris (Skeet Ulrich).

Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle worship a powerful deity named “Manon”. Sarah exhibits supernatural powers from the onset of the film, and her new friends believe that she will complete their coven, making them all-powerful. When Sarah is harassed by a vagrant with a snake (whom she had encountered before in her new house), he is immediately hit by a car to die and the girls believe that together they willed it to happen…

Image credits: Movieweb

Here’s a trailer for The Craft (1996):

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