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Chloe Grace Moretz in talks for Suspiria remake

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has entered negotiations to join the remake of horror classic Suspiria.

Tilda Swinton and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson have already signed on for Italian director Luca Guadagnino's new project, which will be written by David Kajganich, reports TheWrap.com.


Suspiria will be based on Dario Argento's 1977 original, about a young student who discovers sinister goings on at her prestigious German ballet academy.


A release date has yet to be announced, but the movie has been in the works since 2012, when Pineapple Express filmmaker David Gordon Green initially signed on to tackle the revamp, with Isabelle Huppert and The Hunger Games' Isabelle Fuhrman in starring roles. His plans were scrapped a year later (13), but Suspiria was revived last year (15), when Guadagnino boarded the in limbo project.


Argento's Suspiria was the first in his Three Mothers trilogy, which also featured Inferno in 1980 and The Mother of Tears in 2007. Actress Jessica Harper portrayed the spooked student in Argento's original movie.


The news of Moretz's possible involvement in the horror movie emerges weeks after she pulled out of plans to star as The Little Mermaid in a live-action version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale directed by Rebecca Thomas.


The 19-year-old had been attached to the film since late last year (15), but in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in September (16), Chloe revealed she had recently decided to clear her schedule to reevaluate her career path.


"I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again," she told the publication. "I'm realizing that I can slow down."


Thomas' production is just one of three The Little Mermaid films currently in development - Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined a rival live-action project as producer and songwriter, teaming up with Alan Menken, who scored the original 1989 Disney cartoon film, while Shirley MacLaine and child actress Loreto Peralta will feature in another movie based on the fairytale about a mystical sea siren who gives up her underwater life after she falls in love with a prince.