A remake of the 1976 Stephen King adaptation, Carrie, has been in the works for a bit now, and a star is already in place with Kick-Ass and Let Me In star Chloe Moretz set for the lead role.
Equally important will be the casting of Carrie’s mother, whom it appears Columbia Pictures is looking to cast next. According to sources, the studio is “speaking closely” with four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore for the role.
The movie tells the story of an awkward and shy teenage girl named Carrie who’s often tormented at her high school. As it turns out, however, Carrie also has telekinetic abilities, and, after one particular prank on Carrie at the prom, she unleashes her wrath on her abusive classmates.
The remake aims to be a more faithful adaptation of King’s book, directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boy’s Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love).
Carrie was originally played by Sissy Spacek, with Piper Laurie playing her mother.