March 27, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz has shown a knack for playing complicated anti-heroes already at the tender age of 15, and now it looks like she may add another one to the list. Deadline reports MGM and director Kimberly Pierce have made an official offer to the young actress to star as the titular “Carrie” in their redo of the Stephen King novel/Brian DePalma horror film classic.
We heard just a couple of days ago that Moretz was one of the top front-runners for the role of Carrie White, an unpopular girl who reaches her limit and manifests telekinetic powers to torture and seek revenge on her bullying classmates after a particularly cruel trick involving pig blood at prom, but she still had competition from the likes of Haley Bennett, Dakota Fanning and Lily Collins. Deadline refutes those reports somewhat, saying Pierce and the studio have always had their eye on Moretz, though a meeting between the actress and the filmmakers didn’t take place until last weekend. Once it did, the job was hers. If her deal comes together (judging by her reaction to the release of the news, we have a feeling it will), the hunt will be on for her fanatically religious mother and supporting cast of high school classmates and tormentors. Shooting is expected to take place this year.
Moretz, who broke out in 2010 with the twofer “Kick-Ass” and “Let Me In”, recently appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated “Hugo” and will next be seen in Tim Burton’s horror comedy “Dark Shadows.”
March 24, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Another day, another high profile horror remake. The hot topic this week is “Carrie”, the redo of the Brian DePalma classic that landed star Sissy Spacek an Oscar nomination and horror icon status in the title role. MGM is redoing it, and Vulture reports at the top of the list of candidates are Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett, while others who have read for the part and may or may not still be in the conversation include such usual suspects as Emily Browning, Bella Heathcote, Lily Collins and Dakota Fanning. One girl who will definitely not be in the movie is “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley, who was reportedly offered the part last week and said no.
Vulture also reports the new film, to be directed by Kimberly Pierce, will be more faithful to the original Stephen King novel – about an unpopular girl who reaches her limit and manifests telekinetic powers to torture and seek revenge on her bullying classmates after a particularly cruel trick involving pig blood at prom – than DePalma’s 1976 version. For the role of Carrie’s suffocating religious mother, Pierce is said to be eyeing the likes of Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore.
Moretz recently appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated “Hugo” and will next be seen in Tim Burton’s horror comedy “Dark Shadows.” Bennett is no stranger to horror having taken the title role in “The Haunting of Molly Hartley”, and will next shoot Terrence Malick’s “Lawless” opposite Christian Bale.