The X-Files actor David Duchovny has been cast in an undisclosed role in The Craft. Blumhouse’s re-imagining of the 1996 cult classic film has been in development for quite some time and was nearly adapted into a TV series for FOX. One of the most distinctive actors of his time, Duchovny’s formidable career has spanned three decades, with roles in TV series like Twin Peaks, Californication, and The X-Files (the show that netted him his first Golden Globe).
Produced by Jason Blum, The Craft reboot intends to follow the same plot as the original, with a new student at a Catholic prep high school joining forces with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft. Hailed for garnering a massive cult following, The Craft was directed by Andrew Fleming and starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campell (Scream). Recently, the reboot of The Craft gained traction by tapping an official cast to play the titular witchcraft-delving girls. Portraying the reboot’s coven are Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale), Gideon Adlon (The Society), Lovie Simone (Greenleaf), and Zoey Luna (Pose). Furthermore, it was announced that Nicholas Galitzine (Chambers) had been slated for a supporting role. Now, it’s confirmed that Duchovny will round out the cast of The Craft.
As reported by Deadline, Duchovny joins The Craft as a major cast member. As of this writing, Duchovny's character details remain under wraps. Not limited to onscreen talents, Duchovny has ventured into directing, producing, and writing. The actor displayed his knack for behind-the-scenes talents with Aquarius, Bones, Californication, and the 2004 film, House of D.
The Craft is in the creative hands of producers Blum, Douglas Wick, and Lucy Fisher. Fleming will shuttle in his expertise from the original film, and serve as executive producer. Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces) has written the script and will direct the magical mayhem film. Former Agent Fox Mulder shows no signs of slowing down as Duchovny is currently working on a film adaptation of his 2016 novel, Bucky F*cking Dent. Locking in the official cast, The Craft reboot is expected to head into production soon and could release as early as 2020.
Revered for his astute observations, sharp humor, and charm, Duchovny's veteran appearance is a great addition to The Craft’s ensemble. Toting a cast of mostly newcomers, Duchovny’s seasoned career - mostly collaborating with the supernatural - will contribute to the witch-centered horror movie. While it remains to be seen what role he will play, Duchovny’s attachment adds further anticipation to The Craft.