It seems odd that everyone's so gung ho all of a sudden to remake Carrie. Surely William Wyler's 1952 melodrama about the love affair between a shoe stitcher and an embezzling fabric salesman isn't the stuff blockbusters are made of anymore. But oh well, Deadline says that Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz, formerly Chloe Grace Moretz, has been officially offered the title role in the remake, which now has something to do with horror author Stephen King and…
Yes, Chloe Moretz will most likely fill the role of young Carrie White, a part originally played by Sissy Spacek in Brian De Palma's original 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's first novel. Moretz has been working towards heavier roles of late, and seems primed to make the transition to a more mature leading lady after several years of being one of those "child actors." The original Carrie earned Oscar nominations for both Spacek and Piper Laurie, who played the telekinetic teen's monstrously overbearing mother, so we imagine Moretz has high hopes for the part. She's not off base. The film's being directed by Kimberly Peirce, whose 1999 debut feature Boys Don't Cry earned Hilary Swank her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
As for crazy ol' Mrs. White, Vulture – which initially broke the news that Moretz was on the short list, beating out Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning and Lily Collins for the lead role – indicates that Peirce has already talked to Jodie Foster, and is also considering Julianne Moore.
When we originally heard about the Carrie remake, we never quite imagined that any studio would go the super-classy route, but if this casting works out, we are officially glad that they did.
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