Director Kimberly Peirce, most well known for her award heavy film Boys Don’t Cry has been tapped to bring Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie back to the big screen. Said to be more of a re-adaptation instead of a remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic, Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) has been tasked to embody the shy yet telekinetically-powerful Carrie White – a tough shoe to step in after Sissy Spacek’s terrifying Academy Award nominated performance. The same could be said for Julianne Moore who’s just been brought on to play Carrie’s abusive mother Margaret, a role Piper Laurie was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Deadline is also reporting that Gabriella Wilde is confirmed for Sue Snell (originally played by Amy Irving in the original and prolonged sequel The Rage: Carrie 2) in the redux. More casting news should roll in as there are quite a few more roles to be filled – shooting is aiming to begin next month, for a spring 2013 release date. Faithful readers, are you jazzed to see a re-imagining of a classic character with a strong team behind it, or do you think it should be left alone? Sound off in the comments below!
Synopsis: “Carrie” follows a shy high school student Carrie White, who is raised by a bigoted mother. As she reaches puberty, the young girl possesses a destructive telepathic power that she uses for lethal means to execute her classmates who bully her during a prom night.“