If there’s one remake that has me actually intrigued, it’s the upcoming take on that Stephen King classic, Carrie. Bullying is as bad as it ever was, and this is a film that could really take advantage of that, with its tormented lead and her overbearing mother.
Chloë Moretz has been talking about the film, her character and motivations for quite a while now, but we’ve yet to see her show off that trademark prom queen look of being covered in pig blood. Until now that is.
The Entertainment Weekly pictures shows off Carrie in the crimson fall range, while her mother, played by Julianne Moore, shows off her new night-gown, carving knife and intent to do some family culling.
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.
Carrie is due for an emotional and psychokinetic breakdown release, next year.
Last Updated: August 23, 2012