Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First peek of Chloe Grace Moretz as 'Carrie'

As production officially began, a press release today announced more plot details of the upcoming remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 film Carrie (which, of course, starred Sissy Spacek and was based off of Stephen King's first novel).

The new film, directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) will star Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Dark Shadows) as the troubled telekinetic teen and Julianne Moore (Hannibal) as her religious fanatic mother.

The official synopsis:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

Supposedly the film will also hew closer to King's source material. Collider notes that Moretz told Vanity Fair that she's not watching the original movie because, "I’m doing my own take on [the character]. The script is totally different from the [original]. It’s more like the book. It’s a more Black Swan version—it messes with your mind."

We also got a peek of Moretz on her first day on set, courtesy Page to Premiere.

What do you think? Are you ready for a new Carrie or would you prefer the Sissy Spacek's crown be left untouched and very bloody?

-Aaron Sagers

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