Chloë Moretz talks Carrie remake

Says it will be truer to Stephen King's novel

She's played vampires, assassins and now a telekinetic misfit, and she's only fifteen… goodness knows what Chloë Moretz's parents think of her choice in roles, but she could never be accused of playing it safe, hence her appearance in upcoming horror remake, Carrie.

She'll be taking the leading role in Kimberly Peirce's forthcoming update, which Moretz describes as returning to the roots of Stephen King's story, as opposed to Brian De Palma's big-screen adaptation.

"I'm actually not looking at the original," she says, "even though De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We're kind of going off the book."

"It's darker and much more psychological," she continues. "More Black Swan. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."

And as for the character herself, Moretz reveals that her look will be quite a transformation from how we're used to seeing her…

"It's something that's very different from me," Moretz says of Carrie's appearance. "It's an out of body thing. I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to."

Carrie will open in the US on 15 March 2013. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed.

Do you think Moretz is a good fit for Carrie White? Tell us, below...


    • mishterlusk

      Apr 30th 2012, 10:34

      well, that's my day ruined.

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    • Spencer

      Apr 30th 2012, 11:11

      I'm not a fan of remakes but if the studios decide to milk old franchises they might as well try to do it right. She's a fantastic young actress and I look forward to see what she can bring to the role.

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    • MxMagpie

      Apr 30th 2012, 17:27

      I really do love Chloe, but she needs to stop starring in unfortunate remakes. "Let Me In" Should never have existed given that the story, look and feel of the film was exactly the same as the original, making it nothing more than a copy. I love the story of Carrie and the original film is great, not sure if I'm disgusted by the thought of a re-make or not. There's just too many of them coming out now! Like "Total Recall", why!?

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