On March 15, 2013 MGM/Screen Gems will bring us a brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie. Directed by Kimberly Peirce the movie stars Chloe Moretz as the awkward, gangly girl who is bullied by her peers and ultimately unleashes her wrath upon her antagonizers. Here is what Chloe had to say about the film and the process.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love, Glee) penned the film’s adapted screenplay, which is described as follows: 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, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.
The film stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, and Gabriella Wilde. So, what do you think? You down with the remake or are you staying true to Brian De Palma’s original 1976 version?