Chloë Moretz to star in Carrie remake?

Kimberly Peirce in place to direct

What’s that rumbling noise you can hear in the distance? That’s the sound of yet another reboot clunking into gear, with casting rumours gathering pace ahead of the upcoming reimagining of Stephen King’s Carrie.

MGM are in the process of remaking Brian De Palma’s well-received adaptation, with confirmation arriving this morning that the project will be headed up by Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce.

Even more intriguing however, is the report from Vulture that the shortlist to play Carrie herself has been whittled down to two. They are Kick-Ass star Chloë Moretz, and Haley Bennet, who starred in 2009’s The Hole and will be lining up alongside Ryan Gosling for Terrence Mallick's Lawless.

There’s a sizeable age gap between the two actresses (Moretz is still just 15 whilst Bennett is 24), although both could probably pass for 18 at a push. Moretz has the more impressive CV, although Bennett might fit the bill better if the studio is keen to go with a less familiar face.

The film will tell the story of awkward teen Carrie White, whose struggle to fit in at high school is aggravated by some burgeoning telekinetic powers and a monstrously domineering mother. No release date has been confirmed as yet, but the reboot is expected to arrive at some point in 2013.

Who would you rather see take the title role? Tell us, below.


    • Desperation

      Mar 27th 2012, 11:31

      There's already been one remake, and it wasn't all that long ago, and it wasn't half as good as the original. Why do we need another?

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    • FBSGriffiths

      Mar 27th 2012, 16:08

      Haley Bennett for sure she's sexy^^

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    • 7amandapanda7

      Mar 28th 2012, 14:00

      How many versions of this story do we need? 2 and a sequel was enough

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    • bencobra

      Mar 29th 2012, 12:34

      Definitely does not need a remake. The DePalma one is still a great watch now.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 30th 2012, 8:56

      Boys do cry when they hear about remakes like this. Originality is really being locked in the closet in Hollywood. Not only does Carrie not need a remake, but this is just lazy film making. Is it so difficult for them to come up with their own ideas instead? They can re imagine, but have they seriously lost their abilities to just imagine? Though nothing exists in a vacuum, this is just blatant laziness on the part of the film makers. Maybe this remake will be executed well and do the original film justice, but that is not really the point. The filmmakers need to take the advice of Carrie's teacher and just leave the poor girl alone. This was not broken, so why are they trying so hard to fix it.

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 31st 2012, 0:18

      I'm guessing the reboot will be set in the modern day, so it means that Carrie will be some sort of emo and the kids who bully her will be Hipsters then? Doesn't sound so great although Moretz is a really good actress so she could make it decent I suppose but Bennett is hawt and everyone knows a bad film is bearable is there's a hot chick to look at all throughout the film.

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    • lionelruiz

      Jul 27th 2012, 4:38

      No, please. She is too annoying and arrogant for her age. No.

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    • YourName

      Aug 9th 2013, 21:01

      Another piece of s**t remake/reboot. whatever. Enough already.

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