Jessica Harper, the original Suzy Bannion in Dario Argento’s 1977 horror movie Suspiria, has joined the cast of the remake according to Entertainment Weekly. Considered a classic of Italian “giallo” cinema, Suspiria has enjoyed a long life thanks to its dreamlike atmosphere, lush cinematography, and pulsing, influential soundtrack by prog rock band Goblin.
Suspiria follows American dance student Susie, who travels to the Berlin’s famous Markos Tanz Ballet Company in 1977. She arrives as another of its dancers has been declared missing under suspicious circumstances. As Susie excels under the school’s headmaster Madame Blanc, she grows close to Sara, a fellow student who shares her beliefs that the school and dance company may be hiding dark and menacing secrets.
Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth. Originally linked to director David Gordon Green, the film is now being directed by Luca Guadagnino. It began shooting this past Monday in Italy for a 2017 release.
Below is the trailer for the original film.