Our first look at the remake of Stephen King's Carrie features a blood soaked Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role, and Julianne Moore as her insane mother, Margaret White. The movie is being directed Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss, Boys Don't Cry) for Screen Gems.
The first film adaptation of the story scarred the hell out of me when I was a kid. Yes, I used to watch some pretty jacked up movies when I was kid. Moretz is a very talented young actress and I think she's going to do a great job in the role. Moore had this to say about the relationship of the mother and daughter,
This woman has clearly had a psychotic break, perhaps several. But what’s sad about it for me is that she’s clearly sick and here’s this poor child in the thrall of this person who is seriously ill. And on top of that, they have this mother-daughter relationship. So we want to make that relationship as meaningful as possible, even though it is horrible and destructive.
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on March 15th, 2013. Even though the movie is a remake I'm kind of looking forward to this because it has such a solid cast, and I imagine they'll be giving some great performances!
Here's the 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 (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 (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of "Carrie" earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.