April 4, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz looks the perfect blend of vulnerable and menacing in the full length trailer for Kimberly Pierce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic “Carrie.” The new trailer takes us basically chronologically through Carrie’s journey from outcast laughingstock (the film is clearly set in present day, with the notorious bloody shower scene getting the very modern twist of being captured on someone’s cell phone camera) to deadly villain prompted by a prom night prank gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Julianne Moore also looks appropriately creepy as Carrie’s zealously religious mother, and we also get our first glimpse of Gabriella Wilde and newly cast “Divergent” star Ansel Elgort as two of Carrie’s classmates who play an instrumental role in the prom night fiasco, though it’s unclear at this point whether their more sympathetic sides will be explored in Pierce’s retelling. We have to have some surprises, right?
“Carrie” will be released on October 18th, and the new trailer can be viewed below.
October 16, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Kimberly Pierce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic “Carrie” is off to an appropriately creepy start. Today the first teaser trailer dropped, and like the teaser poster released over the weekend, it relies heavily on star Chloe Moretz as the titular telekinetic causing some damage.
The footage is brief, overlaid with spooky, atmospheric music and voice-over that suggest conspiracies, and focuses in tightly on one singular scene/event, and anyone familiar with the story can guess at what scene that is. Unlike the original Brian De Palma film, it’s not just Carrie’s high school that’s on fire but damn near the whole town, and you can thank Carrie’s overbearing religious mother – played by Julianne Moore in this new version – and bullying schoolmates (Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday, etc) for triggering her latent superpowers. Moretz is only seen briefly, but seems to infuse her Carrie with a cognizant, snarling anger rather than the possessed/blank expression Sissy Spacek employed in De Palma’s original.
We expect there will be much debate to come on which interpretation is better, but for now, consider us thoroughly spooked and our interest piqued. “Carrie” will be released on March 15th, 2013 and the first trailer can be viewed now below.
October 15, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz gets up close and terrifying in the first teaser poster for Kimberly Pierce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic “Carrie”, which premiered this weekend at New York Comic Con.
Julianne Moore and Moretz appeared on the panel for the film which sees them playing the dysfunctional mother-daughter duo. The mom’s rigid religious rule at home coupled with constant bullying from her schoolmates – which include Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday and Gabriella Wilde – set Moretz’s painfully shy and awkward Carrie White on a supernatural path for vengeance.
“Carrie” will be released on March 15th, 2013. The first trailer will also be released later today, but for now, you can see the first poster below.
August 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Like it or not, a new “Carrie” is coming, and today EW has our first look at Chloe Moretz embodying the pivotal moment at the center of the Stephen King classic. Sissy Spacek played this character to acclaim and an Oscar nomination in Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation, so the pressure is on for Moretz to live up to horror icon status.
Director Kimberly Pierce had reportedly been set on Moretz taking on the role from quite early on, and while some have bemoaned that the 15-year old is too pretty, too confident to adequately portray the tortured misfit firestarter, we are pretty convinced by the agony of Moretz’s Carrie in this first official photo from the film. And they didn’t have many chances to get this important scene right, as Moretz tells EW, “We only have, like, four chances to get it right. Because that stuff stains your hair.”
Check out the full size image of Moretz below, and head over to EW for more, including the first look at Julianne Moore as Carrie’s religious fanatic mother.
June 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz has found herself another victim. Deadline reports Portia Doubleday has signed on to play one of Moretz’s classmates in Kimberly Pierce’s “Carrie” remake, joining Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort and Gabriella Wilde. Julianne Moore is also on board to play Carrie’s religious fanatic mother, and Judy Greer has signed on to play the school’s gym teacher Miss Desjardin.
Moretz plays the titular role in the remake, originated by Sissy Spacek in Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic, of a painfully shy high school student who is the target of merciless bullying. When a prank goes too far at her prom, she manifests telekinetic abilities and turns her murderous rage against the classmates who tortured her. Wilde is set as Sue Snell, a popular girl who makes fun of Carrie but then begins to befriend her, while Russell is set as one of the bullies and Doubleday takes over the role of mean girl Chris Hargensen.
Doubleday is perhaps still best known for her role as Michael Cera’s dream girl Sheeni in 2009 comedy “Youth in Revolt”, has since appeared in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” and was a regular on Matthew Perry’s Showtime comedy series “Mr. Sunshine.” She recently completed filming on indie “K-11.”
May 15, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz just found herself a couple of new victims. Variety reports “Chronicle” star Alex Russell and Broadway actor Ansel Elgort are the two newest additions to the cast of Kimberly Pierce’s new adaptation of Stephen King classic “Carrie.” Moretz is set for the titular role while Julianne Moore will play her uber-religious mother and Gabriella Wilde recently signed on as the first of Carrie’s classmates.
Moretz plays the role, originated by Sissy Spacek in Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic, of a painfully shy high school student who is the target of merciless bullying. When a prank goes too far at her prom, she manifests telekinetic abilities and turns her murderous rage against the classmates who tortured her. Wilde is set as Sue Snell, a popular girl who makes fun of Carrie but then begins to befriend her, while Russell is set as one of the bullies. Elgort is reportedly going to play “a friend” who takes Carrie to prom, but it’s unclear if the role is Tommy, Sue’s boyfriend who she convinces to take the ostracized girl to prom in order to make her feel more accepted in the book and original film.
Australian actor Russell earned some buzz for Aussie drama “Wasted on the Young” but hit a bit of a breakout moment along with co-stars Dane DeHaan and Michael B. Jordan earlier this year with found footage sci-fi thriller “Chronicle.” Elgort, still a high school senior, made his professional acting debut a couple of months ago as the star of Off-Broadway drama “Regrets.” “Carrie” would mark his feature debut.
May 11, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
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.
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.