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Portman to lead Suspiria remake?

Suspira.jpg Huge rumour here, but Natalie Portman could be leading the remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria.

It is a huge rumour, and I'm going to repeat that a few times so you realise that, however the remake of the film isn't a surprise, we've been hearing about it since early 2006.

The story originally appeared in 2006, but back in May last year I carried the outline of the remake idea for Dario Argento's classic film Suspira, and just in March we heard that the remake would be written and directed by David Gordon Green, and his comments were confusing as to whether this would be faithful to the original or not.

However today there's a big rumour over at Bloody Disgusting, and a big rumour at that. Handsome Charlie Films will be producing the film and that Natalie Portman is set to take the lead.

The original Suspiria tells the story, rather losely I use the word "story" because it is quite haphazard at times, of a young woman who arrives at a ballet school only to discover that it is being run by a coven of witches, and not for dancing either, but to bring about chaos, destruction and death. Oh, and they don't really like ballet.

Natalie Portman playing the lead? Well actually I don't think that would be so bad. I do think the remake is a bad idea because this will turn into another horror film, but I'd love to see Portman playing something like this.



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