Chloe Grace Moretz to Play ‘Carrie’ in Remake
‘Carrie,’ based on the novel by Stephen King, was adapted by Brian DePalma in 1976 and remade for TV in 2002, starring Angela Bettis. It was also a Broadway musical. Twice. And it’s going to be a horror movie again. Now it looks like MGM has found their lead for that ‘Carrie‘ remake.
Earlier today Chloë Grace Moretz tweeted a link to a piece from Deadline and confirmed that she’s been cast in the titular role made famous by Sissy Spacek.
t.co/osrSv057Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) March 27, 2012
Moretz has gained notoriety for her edgier film choices, with roles in ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Let Me In’ (the remake of the Swedish horror film), and a recurring guest role on ‘30 Rock‘ as Jack Donaghy’s arch-nemesis.
The plot follows teenager Carrie White, a meek girl who lives under the tyranny of her God-fearing mother and the relentless taunting from her peers at school — that is, until she discovers she has telekinesis and goes bonkers.
The bucket of pig’s blood has yet to be cast, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Andy Serkis.