By the power of three times three, make them see, make them see…
Sony Pictures is remaking ’90s witch-centric classic horror cult hit The Craft, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s found its director.
Leigh Janiak, best known for last year’s surreal horror Honeymoon, is set to write and direct the new movie. The original film, which came out in 1996, starred Robin Tunney as the newest member of a group of school outcasts.
After some awkward high school stuff (ugh, that awkward high school stuff), Tunney’s character, Sarah, is accepted into the group, and the foursome of witches begin to dabble in the dark arts, using magic to get back at bullies and, of course, the bad boys (a fantasy us girls all have had at some point).
It’s not clear how true to the plot of the original this new film will be, but as her last movie demonstrated, Janiak can certainly create supernatural tension.
She impressed Sony executives with her take on “a female empowerment tale,” so here’s a list of badass women whom we think would be perfect in this spellbinding remake.
Lizzy Caplan as Nancy Downs
We’ve seen Caplan go goth in Mean Girls, and she has just as much talent as she does striking beauty. We have faith that she’d live up to Fairuza Balk’s bone-chilling performance.
Anna Kendricks as Sarah Bailey
There’s pretty much nothing this girl can’t do, so playing the new witch in town is definitely something we know she would own. She has that same sweet demeanor that Robin Tunney has, and all that awesome rage, as well.
Tessa Thompson as Rochelle
If you haven’t seen Dear White People, yet, I suggest you get on that. Thompson is one hell of a badass chick, and we could watch her magically kick bully butts all damn night.
Mila Kunis as Bonnie
Kunis can play the sexy girl next door really well, but as we saw in Oz The Great And Powerful, she can also nail having a nasty temper after being physically and emotionally scarred.