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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

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