After much speculation and a casting process that included the likes of actresses Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning, Lily Collins and Haley Bennet, Comingsoon reports that rising star Chloe Moretz has landed the titular role of Carrie White in Kimberly Pierce's upcoming remake adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel 'Carrie'.
Moretz herself confirmed the casting via her twitter feed:
"Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"
First published in 1974, 'Carrie' was King's first published novel and tells the story of a shy girl raised by her psychotic religious fanatic mother and slowly comes to grips with her devastating telekinetic powers which come to a head when she unleashes said powers upon the students and peers that mocked her for so long. Naturally, bad things happen. The book was of course first adapted famously by Brian De Palma in the classic 1976 version starring Sissy Spacek as Carrie and Piper Laurie as Carrie's psychotic mother and also featured the likes of John Travolta, Amy Irving and Nancy Allen. This new version, scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is reported to be less of a remake of the original film and more of a re-adaptation, sticking more closely to King's original source material. Aged only 15, (compared to Spacek, who was 26 when she took the role) Chloe Moretz is quickly becoming one of the brightest and most talented young actresses working in the business today. Exploding onto the scene with roles in 'Kick-Ass', 'Let Me In' and last year's award winning 'Hugo', young Moretz will next be seen alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'. Now that Moretz's casting has been confirmed the hunt is now on for an actress to play Carrie's mother.
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