Luca Guadagnino, “A Bigger Splash” director, will helm the project. David Kajganich is writing the screenplay based on the 1977 film script by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi.
Amazon is financing and distributing the film. Swinton and Johnson have been previously attached to the project. Jessica Harper, who played Johnson’s role in the original film, will also make an appearance.
The horror film follows a young ballet dancer who attends a prestigious dance academy in Europe. However, she finds something more supernatural and sinister among a series of murders. “Suspiria” is the Latin word for “sighs.”
The film will be produced by Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films and Memo Films. The producers on the project are Guadagnino, Kajganich, Brad Fischer, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Mythology’s James Vanderbilt, First Sun’s Marco Morabito, Paul Deason and Carlo Antonelli are exec producing.
WME Global and Carlos Goodman negotiated the deal with Amazon on behalf of the filmmakers.
The actress is represented by WME, T Squared Entertainment and BWR.