Chloe Moretz Cast As New ‘Carrie’28.03.12 # Remake # 8 Comments
It seems about as likely as a pig being made Wing Commander-in-Chief of her Maj’s Royal Air Force that MGM’s planned Carrie remake won’t end up being a pitiful imitation of the Brian De Palma-directed, pig blood-soaked horror classic. However that remake is nonetheless on the way, and Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Moretz, has just been confirmed in the title role.
Having notched up star gigs in Kick-Ass, Scorsese’s Hugo and Let Me In (itself another divisive horror remake, of course), Moretz has established herself as one of the leading teen actresses in movies today – meaning she was always likely to be a frontrunner for the role of Stephen King’s troubled telekinetic Carrie White. And sure enough, Moretz has now confirmed her casting via Twitter:
Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce [sic] and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget.
As sort-of referred to by a misspelling Moretz, the director on the new Carrie is Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), who is now likely to be on the lookout for an actress to play Carrie’s nutzoid mother – a part taken by Piper Laurie in the De Palma version. Rumour has that Peirce is keen on either of Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. Meanwhile, Moretz will next be seen alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, out in May.
Who says old movie trailers didn’t spoil everything.