New York Magazine’s Vulture
Like it or not, a remake of Carrie is well on its way, and the search for the Stephen King-created crazy-ass psychokinetic teenaged lunatic has been narrowed down to two possible choices. Read on for details.
According to New York Magazine’s Vulture, the two main contenders are 15-year-old Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass) and the 24-year-old Haley Bennett (Lawless). But wait! There’s more! The site also reports that for the role of Carrie’s unhinged fundamentalist mother, director Kimberly Peirce has approached Jodie Foster and is interested in Julianne Moore. Interesting. Tell us what you think below.
Carrie was previously turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, and Amy Irving with Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. In addition, in 2002 David Carson directed Angela Bettis as Carrie and Patricia Clarkson as her mother in a TV movie version written by Bryan Fuller.
The script for this latest reboot has been written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose rewrite work helped save Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. Aguirre-Sacasa set out to write a version of Carrie that is more faithful to the King book and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed original film.
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