Now that Chloe Moretz is set as the titular telekinesis teen (alliteration!), it looks as if Columbia Pictures is closing in on the actress who will play the psycho mother in their remake of Carrie. We previously heard that Julianne Moore and Jodi Foster were being eyed for the unstable mother role in the update, and now Bloody Disgusting reports that Columbia is “speaking closely” with Moore about taking on the role. Though she’s been doing stellar work for years, the actress is currently fielding a number of offers following her spellbinding turn as Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change.
Boys Don’t Cry helmer Kimberly Peirce is onboard to helm this adaptation of Carrie, which is said to be closer to Stephen King’s source material than the 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek. Moore hasn’t yet officially signed on to the project, but I think she’s pitch perfect casting and it would be a lot of fun to see her evil things up. The actress is currently filming the fantasy epic Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges and recently entered talks to star in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s feature directorial debut. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for Carrie.
Here’s a synopsis for Stephen King’s Carrie:
Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget. [Amazon]