We’re pretty damned stoked that Chloe Moretz will be the one playing everyone’s favorite murderous anti-bully, Carrie White, but with the exception of some Twitter rumblings, the actress has been tight-lipped. Until now.
Dread Central writer Jinx just sent us in a scan of a page from a theatre owners magazine called Box Office Pro. It features a new photo of Chloe Moretz and Tim Burton from Dark Shadows and also a quote about her upcoming role in Carrie, which reads:
Box Office Pro – Congratulations on landing the lead role in Carrie. What is it about the role that you find fascinating?
Moretz – “Thanks! It’s an amazing role, and I’m so excited to get in there and try to tackle it and see what I can change up. It’s already been done, and there’s already been the amazing, amazing Sissy Spacek version of it, but what I really want to do is spice it up and take a more modern, younger approach to it because I am going through what Carrie is going through. She’s figuring out who she is, and I just really want to get in there and see what I can do, feel it out.”
Check out the scan below for a bit more.
Look for Kimberly Peirce’s take on Carrie to be in theatres on March 15, 2013.
In the story shy high school student Carrie White is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying.
Sissy Spacek played the character in the first movie, with Piper Laurie playing her mother, and Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, Betty Buckley, and William Katt rounding out the cast. Both Spacek and Laurie got Oscar nominations for their work in the 1976 film.
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