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The redder shoes SUSPIRIA
Chloë Grace Moretz is enrolling in the remake of Dario Argento’s acclaimed 1977 giallo (that’s a bit like gelato, but with more slashy murder stuff and less choice of flavours). The original movie was a slice of atmospheric arthouse horror, telling of a young American ballet dancer who travels to a European dance academy, only to discover a sinister, witchy secret at the heart of the school… A Bigger Splash’s Luca Guadagnino is set to direct the remake, reuniting with that film’s stars Dakota Johnson – as the ballerina – and Tilda Swinton alongside Mia Goth from Nymphomaniac Vol 2. There’s also a role for Jessica Harper, who played Johnson’s part in the original. Guadagnino says the redo will explore “the concept of motherhood and… the uncompromising force of motherhood” while preserving the late ’70s setting. Production begins this October in Italy and Hungary.
TiTle fighT! THE BATMAN
It may be the definite article but it seems The Batman isn’t the definite title of Ben Affleck’s Bat-flick. “Someone said ‘What are you calling it?’ and… I was like ‘We don’t have a name for it, we’re just going with The Batman or Batman Movie’,” the star tells E! Online. “I said that and everyone was like, ‘Affleck announces the name of his Batman movie.’” So Batman: Gigli Reborn remains a very real possibility. Joe Manganiello – cast as arch villain Deathstroke – claims that filming begins next