Chloe Moretz Becomes Bloody Homecoming Queen ‘Carrie’

Carrie

After meeting and reading a group of young actresses for Carrie, MGM and director Kim Peirce have made their decision and made the formal offer today to Chloe Moretz, reports Deadline.

If negotiations work out, she’ll play the title role in the remake of the Brian DePalma original that was based on the 1974 Stephen King bestseller. She’s expected to play the shy high school student “Carrie White, who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother, and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying.

Sissy Spacek played the character in the first movie, with Piper Laurie playing her mother, and Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, Betty Buckley and William Katt rounding out the cast. Both Spacek and Laurie got Oscar nominations for their work in the 1976 film.

Moretz is building an impressive resume from Let Me In to Kick-Ass, (500) Days of Summer, Hugo and the forthcoming Tim Burton-directed Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. Chloe Moretz

Source: Deadline