Even though sources close to the production denied our exclusive casting report, we always trust our personal sources, one of which told us that Judy Greer (pictured below) had been cast as the gym teacher Miss Desjardin in MGM’s Carrie reboot. They were right. In addition, it’s also been reported that Portia Doubleday has been locked to play bad girl Chris Hargensen.
Nancy Allen played Hargensen in the original and Betty Buckley played the sympathetic gym teacher who comforts Carrie White when she menstruates and doesn’t understand what is happening because of the guilt hammered into her by her repressive mother. Hargensen triggers Carrie’s telekinetic powers with an atrocious prom prank, says Deadline.
They’ll all star alongside Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort, with Moretz taking the title role and Moore playing her psychotic mother.
Kimberly Peirce directs the adaptation of the Stephen King thriller about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. 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.
The homecoming dance goes up in flames March 15, 2013.