Confirmed: Julianne Moore to Play the Mother of Carrie
More great news coming in for the upcoming remake of Carrie! Everyone's favorite revenge-driven teenager finally has someone to look up to. And then nail to the nearest doorway via sharp implements! Read on!
Deadline reports that MGM and Screen Gems have closed a deal with Julianne Moore to play the iconic Margaret White in Carrie, the remake that is being directed by Kimberly Peirce. In other news, the studio has also set Gabriella Wilde for the part of Sue Snell, the role originated by Amy Irving.
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 (Chloe Moretz) is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Moore) 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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