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Actress and indie filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones has been tapped to write and direct a contemporary take on The Craft.
The 1996 cult classic starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True as four Los Angeles high schoolers who spend their free time as amateur witches, a pastime that has disastrous consequences.
Columbia Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse will finance the movie. Blum will produce with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment, which was behind the original pic. Red Wagon’s Lucas Wiesendanger will executive produce, along with Andrew Fleming, who directed the 1996 film.
A new take on The Craft has been in development at Sony since 2015, with Leigh Janiak set to write and direct.
Lister-Jones wrote and starred in the Fox Searchlight feature Lola Versus and is behind the indie features Breaking Upwards and Band Aid, the latter of which she directed.
Lister-Jones is repped by WME, Mosaic and Jackoway Tyerman.
March 26, 4 p.m. A previous version of this story omitted one of the actresses who played a member of the coven in The Craft. Rachel True has been added to the story.
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