Now that Kimberly Pierce has found her titular “Carrie” in Chloe Moretz, the new adaptation of the Stephen King horror classic is beginning to find its supporting cast. According to Deadline, MGM has closed its deal with Julianne Moore to play Carrie’s freakishly religious mother and has cast Carrie’s first classmate in British actress/model Gabriella Wilde.
Shooting will take place later this year with Moretz in the role of Carrie White, a painfully shy and unpopular high school student who is relentlessly bullied by her classmates. Following an especially cruel joke involving pig’s blood at her prom, she manifests telekinetic abilities and begins to exact a murderous revenge on all those who did her wrong. Wilde is in negotiations to play Sue Snell, one of the beautiful, popular girls who initially joins in with the pranks on Carrie, but ultimately has a change of heart. She asks her boyfriend Tommy to ask Carrie to prom in order to make her feel more accepted, though that fateful night doesn’t turn out quite as she expects.
British actress and model Wilde made her acting debut in British cult favorite “St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” and was most recently seen as Logan Lerman’s love interest in “The Three Musketeers.” She was shortlisted for the female lead in Akiva Goldsman’s “Winter’s Tale”, but ultimately lost out to “Downton Abbey” star and fellow Brit Jessica Brown Findlay.