The producers of the upcoming reboot of The Craft are looking for a transgender Latina lead.
On Friday afternoon, a casting call for the remake began circulating Twitter, which reads: “Transgender, to play Latina, a punk rocker, Lourdes is the second member of the teenaged Clique.
“Her super-Catholic mother threw her out for being trans and she now lives with her 80 year old abuela, who has taught Lourdes a variety of supernatural practices.”
The notice also makes it clear that they intend to cast an actual trans woman for the role.
The original 1996 movie follows a group of four outcast teenage girls with supernatural abilities who pursue witchcraft for their own personal gain. It starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich.
THE CRAFT (REBOOT)
IS CASTING A
LATINA TRANSGENDER WOMAN. pic.twitter.com/1Sfe0DbFW2
— alex schmider (@anderfinn) June 7, 2019
Upon release, it received mixed reviews from critics and only grossed $55 million worldwide, but has since developed a devoted cult following.
The Blumhouse remake will be helmed by producers Jason Blum, Doug Wick, and Lucy Fisher, and will be written by Daniel Casey and Zoe Lister-Jones, Lister-Jones has also signed on to direct.
Blumhouse are known for their critically-acclaimed horror films such as Insidious, Split, The Purge, Happy Death Day, Sinister, Paranormal Activity and the Halloween reboot, so it looks like the remake will be in safe hands.
The synopsis is as follows: “When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie and quickly becomes the fourth member of their clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartet.”
Earlier this year, the cast of the original film reunited for the first time since 1996 – take a look below.
WoW, what a beautiful weekend, thank you to all who shared their photos with Neve and our adorable little witches❤ it was really cool, how many smiles, it is so beautiful to see how much joy Neve, Rachel, Fairuza and Robin brought people.👏Best weekend❤👏👏 pic.twitter.com/e1eTG2rOxf
— Neve Campbell Web (@Nevecampbell10) March 11, 2019