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Chloë Moretz Offered Carrie Role

Kick-Ass and Hugo star Chloë Moretz has been offered the title role in the new MGM adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie, Deadline reports.

The 15-year-old actress, who’ll next be seen in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, would play Carrie White, a shy high-school student who uses her newly emerging telekinetic powers to exact revenge on the people who teased her. The role was made famous by Sissy Spacek in Brian De Palma’s 1976 film.

The new version will be directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) from a script by comics writer and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.


  • Owen Ground

    A remake of Carrie is so unnecessary.

  • Lewis4510

    Agreed. And would add that every recent remake has failed. What makes them think that this one will be any different?

  • Megagearx

    Another Carrie remake? Didn’t we have a TV movie remake and a sequel?

  • Irondarkknight

    the remake of Let the right one in, Let me in (witch moretz was in) was fantastic, so was the remake of The Girl with the dragon tattoo.
    let see what else the 2009 or 10 remake of George remeros The Crazies was great.
    while not really that recent The departed (was a remake of a iconic hong kong film) was oscared and phaised to high heaven, and I am legend was good too

    while it wasnt exactly a remake per say as much as a reintroduction the 2009 star trek was great also, and also in that catogory is Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    so no disrespct but im calling bullshit that all recent remakes have failed

  • Megagearx

    I thought he was talking about “Carrie” in specific, not remakes in general.

  • Ziza9

     Yes…both were awful. The original is perfect. Why not just remaster and re-release that to theaters?

  • Savonti

    The remake may be entirely unnecessary but I have to say I really like Chloë Moretzin. If she doesn’t go the way of the child star I think she’s going to have just a beast of a career when she grows up.  So unnecessary as this movie may be, I’m behind it.

  • kalorama

    Enough with the “unnecessary” nonsense.

     Movies in general are unnecessary. The internet is unnecessary. This blog is unnecessary. If life were boiled down to only what’s “necessary” we’d have way too much free time on our hands (that’s in addition to the way too much free time we already have).