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.
Official: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of Carrie earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
Maria Lewis reports: In the age of reboots and remakes, Chronicle star Alex Russell has spoken out in defence of Kimberely Peirce’s upcoming Carrie remake.
The Aussie actor plays the ill-fated Billy Nolan in the film – “he’s the one responsible for the pig’s blood” – and said Peirce’s take is “justifiable“.
“The original is a classic but the way Kimberley Pierce is playing everything, I feel like her spin on it is going to be so different,” he said.
“It’s a very valid, justifiable remake of a classic.
“It’s a thing that’s really going to stand on its own.”
Best known for his breakout role in Chronicle earlier this year, Russell said he’s “pumped” be starring alongside Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore.
“I’m so excited to be able to meet Julianne Moore, (and) Chloe Moretz.
“I feel like I’m going to be sort of rocking up and surrounded by artists I admire.
“Hopefully I can keep my cool and not get nervous.”
Russell said he only watched the original 1976 movie for the first time after he auditioned for the part and that he’s currently reading Stephen King’s novel.
The Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa adaptation of the Stephen King thriller is about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students.
Sony have Carrie slated for a March 15, 2013 release.
Update: Ivana’s manager contacted us to let us know that she unfortunately did not land the role. We’re a little bummed and hope to see her in something soon!
Ivana Baquero (pictured below) is all grown up and looking to take on a more seductive role in a forthcoming horror franchise.
We’ve received some inside Intel, which
should strictly be considered rumor until we’re able to strongly confirm our source we have 100% confirmed, that the star of Pan’s Labyrinth and The New Daughter is the frontrunner to star as sexy bad girl “Chris” in Screen Gems and MGM’s Carrie remake.
If cast, the 18-year-old Spaniard would star alongside Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort in the reboot directed by Kimberly Peirce for release on March 15, 2013. Moretz stars as the title character.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penned 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. READ MORE