A couple of months ago it was announced that Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce was in talks to direct an adaptation of the classic Stephen King Horror novel Carrie. Today, Vulture reports that there are two girls at the top of MGM's list to take on the title role. The first is Hugo and Kick-Ass star Chloë Moretz, who's quite the incredible actress! Then there's Haley Bennett, who's been in films such as The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Marley and Me, and The Hole. I'm not really familiar with Bennett's work, I can't remember if she was good in these films or not. I think Moretz would destroy this part, and I'd like her to get it. The studio is also interested in casting Jodie Foster or Julianne Moore to take on the role of Carrie's insane mother.
Other actresses that were up for the role included Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Bella Heathcote (In Time), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), and The Descendants' Shailene Woodley. Sissy Spacek awesomely starred in Brian DePalma's orignal film. She was so damn creepy! That original film gave me nightmares as a child. That bloody hand popping out of the grave at the very end of the film got me every time.
The script for the remake was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. He's most recently responsible for doing the rewrite that helped Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway avoid going dark. His version of the scipt and story will be more faithful to King's book and more grounded than the De Palma-directed film.
Which of these two young actresses would you like to see take on the role of Carrie?