Sony Pictures and MGM will release Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce‘s remake of Carrie tomorrow, October 18th. Taking just as many cues from Stephen King’s novella as it does from Brian De Palma’s 1976 film, this new Carrie reflects Peirce’s singular and empathetic take on the ostracized among us. She also spoke about disarming the accomplished Chloë Moretz, guiding her towards insecurity rather than away from it.
“Carrie tells the supernatural tale of a telekinetic teenage girl tormented by her peers. The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.”
Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday all star.