David Gordon Green Sends 'Orphan' Isabelle Fuhrman to 'Suspiria'

May 16, 2012
Source: Variety

Isabelle Fuhrman / Suspiria

Though her big break came as the creepy tituar lead in the horror film Orphan, more casual movie goers might recognize Isabelle Fuhrman as one of the more villainous tributes in The Hunger Games. Now Variety reports the young actress is set to return to horror in the lead role of David Gordon Green's long gestating remake of Dario Argento's remake of the 1977 horror film Suspiria. Over a year ago, Green wanted the film to be his next project, and now with the HBO series "Eastbound & Down" all wrapped up, he's making it happen with an eye towards a September start and a script he co-wrote with Chris Gebert.

The original film followed Suzie, a young girl who travels to Europe to attend a world-renowned school, only to learn that the academy is a front for a coven of witches. Presumably, the story will be set in contemporary times, but it'd be interesting for Green to set it in the 80's or 90's for a nostalgic touch. Of course, Green's comedies Pineapple Express and The Sitter do seem like they could easily fit into either of those decades without much effort to establish the period, so as long as that style is there, count me interested. It should be interested to see Fuhrman be terrorized this time as opposed to bringing the horror herself. She's definitely on the rise as she also has a role in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth. Stay tuned for more.

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The original film starred er...Joan Bennett, I think?? I saw it, for the first time, a few months ago (thanks, TCM!), and it was...interesting.

tati is not a twit on May 16, 2012


"and now with the HBO series "Eastbound & Down" all wrapped up" Are you saying that series is finished now?!  I love that show so I really hope they're bringing it back for another season...

peloquin on May 16, 2012


Yeah, the last episode of the third season was meant to be the series finale.

Ethan Anderton on May 16, 2012


You have just ruined my day Mr. Anderton...

peloquin on May 16, 2012


Bad cast & crew but also tolerate For suspiria remake everything must be ultimate because films that we wnan broke is masterpiece totally I think main problem would be "ATMOSPHERE" We need guy who know how beat atmosphere in original film and step one further above that We need pure gore & scream , we need fast paced scary movie from start to end We need surprising superb plot And and and we need very scary "Score" Yes is remake was some professional guy behind and front of camera But I'm in too anyway

Ehsan Davodi on May 16, 2012


i can't believe this is actually happening. no, wait, Carrie is also being remade so i can believe it. :/

Mdunn on May 17, 2012

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