The cast is really starting to shape up for Kimberley Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of the classic horror film, Carrie. The new adaptation of the Stephen King source novel already features Chloe Moretz in the title role with Julianne Moore playing Carrie’s conservative and controlling mother. Now, it looks like one of Carrie’s classmate tormenters are in the process of being cast, with Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) having recently joined. Judy Greer (13 Going on 30) is reportedly in talks to play the pivotal role of the girls’ gym teacher. It’s not known yet whether the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) adaptation will follow Brian De Palma’s original to the letter or if some artistic license will be taken. Hit the jump for more info on the Carrie casting news. [Update: We’ve received word that Ivana Baquero is no longer in consideration for the role. Also, no casting decisions have yet been made for the role of the gym teacher.]
Bloody Disgusting reported on both the news of Baquero’s addition as well as that of Wilde and Greer. Baquero, best known for her role in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, is reported to be considered the frontrunner to play teen tormentor, Chris. If the character names and roles are being carried over from the original, expect “Chris” to be one of the cruelest of Carrie’s classmates and the catalyst for the ultimate climax of the film. Wilde, on the other hand, is reported to star as “Sue.” Again, if this character is similar to the original’s Sue Snell, she’ll be another bully who picks on Carrie but, unlike Chris, is actually able to feel remorse. Greer is in negotiations to play the gym teacher, who was the closest thing Carrie had to a responsible adult in the original. While these characters seem drawn directly from the 1976 film, I’m looking forward to seeing what twists Peirce and Aguirre-Sacasa have in store. Carrie also stars Ansel Elgort and Alex Russell. The remake is scheduled to debut on March 15th, 2013.