‘Carrie’ Begins Production; First Set Photo & Synopsis Released

Published 2 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 8:57 am,

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Carrie is the first in a handful of previously-adapted Stephen King novels that are either being updated for the new century, or making the jump from television to film (see: The Stand and It). The former has to follow in the footsteps of Brian De Palma’s critically-acclaimed movie adaptation from 1976, which snagged Oscar nods for leads Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. However, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) has made it known that her intention is to modernize King’s story for a different generation – by offering a direct re-interpretation of the source material, rather that looking to De Palma’s adaptation for inspiration.

Principal photography has officially begun on the new Carrie; to mark the occasion, we’ve rounded up both the official synopsis and first set photo(s) for the film. Scroll on down to check them out (and see what you make of Peirce’s take on King’s horrific, coming-of-age tale, so far).

The Carrie remake/re-imagining comes armed with a prestigious acting lineup, to help the project stand on its own – including, fan-favorite teen actress Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Hugo), multiple Oscar-nominee Julianne Moore (Magnolia, The Kids Are All Right), and character actress Judy Greer (Arrested Development, The Descendants). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love, Glee) penned the film’s adapted screenplay, which is described as follows:

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, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

Peirce previously made it known that Moretz has constructed some of her own dresses, in order to look the part of Carrie (and get into character, obviously). The teen actress has also personally weighed in on her approach to the role – and the film in general – having said:

“… We’re kind of going off the book. It’s darker and much more psychological. More ‘Black Swan.’ You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different… It’s something that’s very different from me. It’s an out of body thing. I’m becoming a totally different person for it. I’m letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to.”

For a sneak peek at what Moretz will be wearing – in order to properly portray a religiously-devoted outcast high schooler, circa 2012 – check out the first photo of her in costume on the set of Carrie (for more of the same, visit Splash News Online):

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Carrie opens in theaters around the U.S. on March 15th, 2013.

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  1. Not completely sold on a remake, but I’m a big fan of Moretz’s work. She’s a brilliant young actress, and if anyone can do Carrie justice it’s probably her.

  2. SMH

  3. an entertaining as the movie was at the time, it will be intresting to see a moive that pulls more faithfuly from the source. Moretz is fantastic, i dont think i’ve seen many people who would say other wise. If she’s in the lead, i’m sure this will be worth a watch.

  4. I think its going to be great because so far I havent heard anything that will make this movie sound or look bad, so I have high hopes for this one.

  5. She’s been grown up a lot, wonder how is she gonna play up the part as hit girl for upcoming sequel kick-ass2?

  6. I’m hoping King will have a cameo.

  7. At 1st I was 100% against this. Carrie is one of my all time favorites. But just based off the cast alone I’m starting to become more optimistic.
    I’ll wait until we see some footage before I do a complete turn around though…

  8. I cannot wait to see this. When I heard would play Carrie I got really excited, the original was awesome but the team they have working on this sounds more than capable. I hope they keep those dark elements and really pull on the emotional struggles like they intended. Really excited!

  9. Isn’t this the 3rd Carrie remake ?
    Well one your not going to make anything better then Sissy Spacek version & two stop kidding yourself & the public, nearly each recent is a sign of no hollywood creativity & a very poor excuse for a new director to call it there’s. Brian De Palma did the Sissy Spacek version, OH but my name is on the Carrie 2013 version.
    Congratulations you rewrote history so you can add your name to a Carrie movie.
    If you wanna be remember & known for something, try being more creative other than piggybacking.

    I’m sick of this rerun phase hollywood is in.
    Are there no great hollywood writers anymore, obviously not cause if they’re were then they wouldn’t spend so much time copy & paste option from older movies.

    Why not remake films that could use a refresher.
    Darkman
    Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
    The Vindicator (1986)
    Seriously there’s a ton of older movies that really could benefit from hollywood tech of today, but instead piggybacking off fame is the hollywood way to go.

    • Re-edited
      Isn’t this the 3rd Carrie remake ?
      Well 1. Your not going to make anything better then the Sissy Spacek version
      2. Remade for this generation ? Stop kidding yourself & the public, it’s a sign of no hollywood creativity & a very poor excuse for the director to call it theirs.
      Brian De Palma did the Sissy Spacek version, OH but my name is on the Carrie 2013 version.
      Congratulations you rewrote history so you can add your name to a Carrie movie.
      If you wanna be remember & known for something, try being more creative other than piggybacking.

      I’m sick of this rerun phase hollywood is in.
      Are there no great hollywood writers anymore, obviously not cause if they’re were then they wouldn’t spend so much time using the copy & paste option.

      Why not remake films that could use a refresher.
      Darkman
      Lawnmower Man 2:
      The Vindicator (1986)
      Seriously there’s a ton of older movies that really could benefit from hollywood tech of today, instead piggybacking off famous popular movie is the hollywood way to go.

  10. this movie is going to be amazing its going to be like a black swan version of carrie so maybe instead of the black swan story of nina’s journey to become the black swan its carrie’s journey from a shy girl to a telepathic killer

  11. CAnt wait to see this:)

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