Chloë Moretz “incredibly moving” in Carrie role

So says co-star Judy Greer

If you were worried that director Kimberly Pierce’s Carrie remake would forgo the emotion of Brian De Palma’s classic in pursuit of modern-day thrills, fear not – according to actress Judy Greer, we’re in for a hell of a ride.

The Californication actress plays Mrs Desjardin in the film, presumably a character similar to Miss Collins in the 1976 film.

She spoke to E! about the Carrie reboot, which is shooting at the moment in Toronto, and praised Chloë Grace Moretz for her performance as the titular psychic.

“Chloë’s performance - and this is literal - has brought me to tears on set,” Greer says. “She's made me cry because I find her performance to be incredibly moving. I'm feeling a lot of compassion for her.”

The actress’ praise extended to her director, who she says is making a film that’s “kind of beautiful. It's really totally jarring and creepy but also in a strange way gorgeous.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out, not least because De Palma’s film still holds up today (suits and hair aside). We’ll find out how the Carrie remake measures up when it stalks into cinemas on 12 April 2013.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 30th 2012, 14:43

      You going to have to try harder than that to convince me to see this pointless remake.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 30th 2012, 15:24

      But Ali they are being more true to the book.. (character description from the book) She is slightly chunky around the middle, with long, flat dark-blond hair. With pimples on her neck, back, and buttocks, she was considered unattractive and repulsive... see? Chloe Moretz is perfect casti... oh wait.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 30th 2012, 20:53

      :-D

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    • deedeedragons

      Jul 31st 2012, 1:39

      To be fair, that description isn't Sissy Spacek in the role either.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 31st 2012, 8:54

      No but the DePalma film improved on it in my opinion.. I just hate the way they try and justify these remakes with.. "It's more like the source material"..or in other words.. Bollocks

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    • deedeedragons

      Jul 31st 2012, 10:31

      Can't disagree with that.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 31st 2012, 20:38

      Of course there are some remakes that do follow the material better like The Coen's True Grit.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Aug 1st 2012, 10:52

      That's true.. I'm not against remakes but this one would need to be pretty bloody amazing to be better than DePalma's movie.

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    • cthomas12

      Aug 13th 2012, 18:27

      yes true but its a new age and theres so much more they can do like the prom scene will be deadlyer then the 1976 film and the distruction of the town it will be champ :D

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