Actress and independent filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones has signed on to both write and direct a modern retelling of the popular ’90s cult classic The Craft, which starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True as high school students who moonlighted as amateur witches, a pastime that leads to disastrous consequences.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse will finance the film. Jason Blum will produce alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment, which was behind the 1996 original.
Sony has been in continuous development on a remake of The Craft since 2015. Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak was originally tapped to helm the reboot.
Zoe Lister-Jones wrote and starred in the Fox Searchlight film Lola Versus in addition to writing and directing the 2017 film Band Aid. As an actress, Lister-Jones has appeared in a number of projects, including three different Law & Order series, The Good Wife, New Girl and the Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys.
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