Isabelle Fuhrman to star in “Suspiria” remake


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Late last year, we spoke to “Pineapple Express” director David Gordon Green about his plans to make a new film based on Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic “Suspiria.” At the time, he said the success of low-budget horrors like “Paranormal Activity” had made something like “Suspiria” a tough sell in Hollywood.

Apparently, it wasn’t too tough of a sell, as the cast of Green’s “Suspiria” was announced this week.

Leading the cast of the film is “Orphan” star Isabelle Fuhrman, who will play Suzie, a young girl who travels to Europe to attend a prestigious school. When her fellow students start dying in horrible fashion, she begins to suspect that all is not as it appears within the halls of the school.

No stranger to creepy horror films, Fuhrman’s first major role was the lead in 2009’s “Orphan.” In that film, she played a girl with some terrifying secrets who is adopted by a young couple (played by Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard). More recently, Fuhrman played one of the children competing for her life in “The Hunger Games.”

Fuhrman will be joined on the “Suspiria” cast by Isabelle Huppert (“The Piano Teacher”), Janet McTeer (“Tideland”), Michael Nyqvist (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), and Antje Traue (“Pandorum”). The script for the film was co-written by Green and Chris Gebert.

Argento’s original film was known for its graphic visual imagery and moody, suspenseful tone, and is one of the award-winning Italian filmmaker’s best-known projects.

The announcement of the film’s cast comes just before the start of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the timing is quite intentional. The film’s producers are looking to sell the film at this year’s festival.

Filming on “Suspiria” is scheduled to begin this September.

What do you think of Isabelle Fuhrman playing Suzie in the “Suspiria” remake? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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