It’s difficult to admit this publicly, but here I go — I’m excited for the upcoming remake of “The Craft.” As someone who experienced the original 1996 film at the exact right time (early teens), “The Craft” holds a special place in my heart. And normally that would mean that I would be horrified by the idea that Blumhouse is remaking the film. But damn it, with the cast and crew assembled, including the recently announced Michelle Monaghan, I can’t help but be optimistic that “The Craft” might have a pretty great remake coming soon.
According to Deadline, Monaghan is the latest actress to join the growing cast of Zoe Lister-Jones’ upcoming ‘Craft’ remake. The film is a reimagining of the original, which followed four high school girls that are obsessed with spells and the occult and find out that they may have a lot more power than they originally thought. Chaos ensues.
Monaghan is probably best known for films like “Source Code,” “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” and the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. However, she’s turned in a number of great performances in projects like “True Detective,” “Gone Baby Gone,” and her recent Hulu series “The Path.” It’s unclear who the actress will play in the upcoming film.
Monaghan joins the already-announced cast of David Duchovny, Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, and Julian Grey. “The Craft” is written and directed by Lister-Jones, who is probably best known for her acting roles, but has proven herself as a filmmaker already with the recent film “Band Aid.”
No release date has been set for “The Craft,” but with the speed at which Blumhouse operates, this is likely going to be coming sooner than you think.