Newswire: Chloë Grace Moretz ditches The Little Mermaid for the Suspiria remake

It seems that our Hit-Girl has become a Hit-Woman. Just a couple of weeks after announcing that she had decided to drop out of Universal’s live-action The Little Mermaid remake in order to “reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” 19-year-old Chloë Moretz (Variety drops the “Grace,” although it’s unclear whether this is an official move or simply a matter of economy) has taken a role in a more adult project, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake.

Moretz’s role in the long-in-the-works remake, which began its life as a David Gordon Green project six years ago, is unclear. But she’ll be starring alongside Dakota Johnson (who would seem to be a lock for the starring role, brunette naïf Suzy Bannion), Tilda Swinton (a natural choice for a stern headmistress type), and Mia Goth. That’s certainly a striking—and talented—bunch, suggesting that …

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