Wow. Casting for the lead in Sony/MGM’s remake of Stephen King’s Carrie is down to two very different choices. Chloe Grace Moretz (pictured above; Kick Ass, Let Me In) and Haley Bennett (pictured below; Lawless).
Per Vulture, “now we’re told the field has narrowed to two main contenders: the 15-year-old Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass) and the 24-year-old Haley Bennett… we also hear that earlier this week, The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley passed on an offer from MGM to take the title role.” Apparently Jodie Foster has been offered the role of Carrie’s mother but there’s no word yet on if she’ll do it.
Kimberly Peirce is directing the redo of King’s thriller “about the telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students,” .Carrie was previously turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Amy Irving, with Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
The new script has been written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
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