Chloe Grace Moretz to Play 'Carrie' in RemakeBritt Hayes |
'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.