Justin Kroll of Variety broke the news today that Chloe Moretz will star in the lead role of director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake. Earlier this year, The Playlist reported that Moretz dropped out of Universal’s Little Mermaid film to pursue other films.
It appears as if Moretz decided to trade in her fins for a pair of ballet slippers as she will join the previously announced co-stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. Kroll suggests that Moretz is looking to add more adult roles based on this choice, stating that “Moretz has been drawn to more adult fare following her breakout performance in adult action pic Kick-Ass. While plenty of those pics were non-genre based like Hugo and The Equalizer, the 19-year-old has done plenty of work in pics with horror or supernatural elements, including Carrie, Let Me In, and Dark Shadows.”