‘Carrie’ Remake Lead Actresses Shortlist; Director Confirmed [Updated]

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 27th, 2012 at 12:05 pm,

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[UPDATE: Chloe Moretz has been confirmed as the new Carrie!]

Added to the growing list of upcoming remakes and reboots is Carrie, a re-interpretation of Stephen King’s psychological horror novel, which was the basis for the famous 1976 film by Brian De Palma.

Last we heard about this new Carrie was that Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce was in talks with MGM/Screen Gems to helm the project, which was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). Today, we have word that Pierce is indeed taking the directors chair, as well as a shortlist of young actresses who are close to snagging the role.

Vulture reports that the following actress are now being considered to play the new Carrie:

  • Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Dark Shadows), age 15
  • Haley Bennet (The Hole, Marley & Me), age 24

Moretz and Bennet are the frontrunners left on a list that has included names such as Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) and The Descendants star Shailene Woodley (who is said to have already passed on an offer). I know that both Moretz and Bennet are talented – personally I’m a fan of the range Moretz has displayed in everything from Kick-Ass, to Let Me In to her hilarious reoccurring role on 30 Rock - however, neither actress feels 100% right for this role, to me.

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Elizabeth Olsen in 'Silent House'

If I had to pick anyone, it would probably be Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen. Then again, Olsen already played a similar role earlier this year in the poorly-received Silent House, and her schedule is filling up with work like Spike Lee’s Old Boy remake. Perhaps she simply isn’t available…

Out of the two actresses in the running, I would say Moretz has more chops, but Bennet is closer to what I think of when I envision Carrie. But enough about me – which one would you pick?

We’ll keep you updated on the Carrie remake, due out sometime in 2013.

Source: Vulture

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  1. megan fox. HA!!! just kidding

  2. If it’s down to these 2 I’d say Moretz but she seems kind of young for the part.
    Don’t get me wrong I think she’s one of the best young actresses working today (I agree Kofi, she’s great on 30 Rock) and she’s ventured into adult material with Kick Ass and Let Me In but, even though Carrie is set in high school it deals with some touchy subjects and taboos that I think should be played bye an older actress (18+).
    To be honest though I really hoped this wasn’t going to get made. Carrie is one of my all time favorites. But I guess it was bound to happen.
    At least the names Platinum Dune and Michael Bay aren’t attached.

    • Well, after reading that Moretz has gotten the part I should stop my whining.
      I do think she’s a great young actress so I’ll now just hope for the best.

  3. i would have to go with moretz also. even though it has some adult themed material, it’s not like the character is having sex with anyone. the basis of the story is her telekenesis occurs when she has her first period, not really taboo. the killings would be less than what she did in kick-ass. (no ninja stunts required)
    kat dennings would have been good a few years ago. she’s got that “awkwardness” about her, but she’s to old now. jennifer lawrence would be good too, but they would have to ugly her down for the role

    • I wonder will they stick with the crazy nude shower scene like in the original?

  4. Chloe all the way!!!

  5. I’d go with Chloe Moretz just because she’s been in more than bennet and I saw her in Hugo, which she was good in

  6. I feel the exact same way… I loved Moretz in Let Me in, but when I think of Carrie, the other girl seems to have more of a carrie look.

  7. I would go with Chloe. In the original story, she gets her telekinesis after she gets her first period and Chloe would be closer to the age Carrie should be. I also think they are both great actors, Chloe is a little better.

  8. Chloe Moretz. shes a better actress, closer to Carries age, and this is one remake i can get behind because the movie blows, not scary or as compelling as the book. now i know allot of people like the movie and thats cool, but yeah it was cast all wrong and parts of the book were left out, BIG parts. im looking farword to this.

  9. I like Moretz very much

  10. I pick neither simply because this show does not need to be remade, rebooted, updated, made more dark and gritty, edgy, blah blah blah. The original was perfect and is still highly effective even today so I don’t know how they are going to surpass it. And if that’s not the goal then why are you even doing it!

    Have a little dignity Hollywood (yeah I know what I’m asking for is totally unreasonable)

  11. Can’t they wait until the original Carrie is at least… not alive? If they can’t wouldn’t it behoove them to choose someone not of similar appearance and remake in their own image? This copy and paste mentality leaves me NOT reaching for my wallet and becoming extremely unwilling to go to the movies. Which is a bummer because my kiddo is JUST getting to the age where she can sit through a movie. Granted, I wouldn’t take her to Carrie.

    I’d go with Mortez for age reasons. If you can get a 15 year old truly freaked out and scared it should be semi entertaining.

  12. I absolutely loved chloe mortez! She is good and kinda creepy in “let me in”. Possibly she will able to do the justice for this role! My other choices are Elle Fanning and Saoirse Ronan!

  13. Ever since seeing “Kick-Ass” (just months after noticing her in “(500)Days of Summer”) I knew she was gonna be on the oscar watch soon. I was hoping it would be with Hugo but her character wasn’t strong enough. If done right, “Carrie” could be a great chance to modernize the story (bullying is still around) and give praise to Moretz and Peirce

  14. Haven’t they remade this movie enough? Aren’t there like of these?

  15. * 4 of these