Chronicle star Alex Russell (pictured above) and Off Broadway thesp Ansel Elgort are in negotiations to join the cast of MGM and Screen Gems’ Carrie remake, which stars Chloe Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as her mother, Variety reports.
Kimberly Peirce will helm the project with Kevin Misher producing.
The original 1976 pic was based on the Stephen King novel that followed a sheltered high schooler who unleashes her new telekinetic powers on the kids who picked on her at school. Russell will play one of the bullies, and Elgort will play a friend who takes Carrie to the prom.
King’s bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penned the script. Production is set to start later this summer, with MGM planning to bow the film March 15 next year.