Chloë Moretz Lands Title Role in CARRIE Remake
Published: March 27, 2012 - 6:28pm
The Dark Shadows and Kick Ass starlet has confirmed her recently rumored casting in the upcoming horror movie remake for MGM Studios based on the acclaimed 1974 novel by Stephen King.
Fifteen year old actress Chloë Moretz set out an excited message via Twitter today that she has landed the lead role in the upcoming remake of Carrie, the 1976 movie which was directed by Brian DePalma and starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Piper Laurie: "Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee) penned the script for the film that has yet to establish a theatrical release date. Moretz, who recently starring on Martin Scorsese's Hugo, made a name for herself playing the costumed vigilante Hit Girl in Kick Ass and a vampire in the horror thriller Let Me In. She will next be seen in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.
Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry.