There aren’t too many horror films out there that an boast a successful remake. Very, very few indeed. But so far, the reboot of the Stephen King classic, Carrie, seems to be shaping up nicely.
It’s got a solid cast lined up, new additions, and a plot that the lead actress herself says will blow your mind like a psychokinetic rage-bender.
Kimberly “Boys don’t cry” Peirce is handling the film, with Chloe Moretz as the super-powered outcast, and has added Portia “Youth in revolt” Doubleday and Judy “Arrested Development” Greer to the cast.
Deadline has reported that Doubleday will portray “bad girl Chris Hargensen”, while Greer has been cast as Carrie’s gym teacher, one of the few roles in the film that actually makes an effort to reach out to the troubled child.
For those of you unfamiliar with the role that Doubleday has inherited from Nancy Allen in the original film, picture her as a hateful high schooler who finally pushes Carrie too far with a practical joke.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Moretz explained the changes that she was bringing to the character:
I am changing everything about me—my hair, my look… 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. You’ll see things, and you don’t know if you’ve seen them.
I’m not too keen on a version of Carrie that makes the lead character imagine her own powers, even if it does differentiate it from the Brian De Palma original.
While I have no problem with Moretz playing a character who truly does go off the deep end, I want those powers and actions to be real, to give the film some real weight.
Last Updated: June 15, 2012