Well that didn’t take long. Chloe Moretz has emerged as the top choice for MGM’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel ‘Carrie.’
According to Deadline the 15-year-old received the offer to play the haunted high-school teen after meeting with the film’s director Kimberly Peirce (‘Boys Don’t Cry’). Moretz then confirmed the news via Twitter:
“Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!”
The ‘Kick Ass’ star will be taking the role of Carrie White, a shy high school student who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother, and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying.
Brian DePalma previously adapted the novel back in 1976 with Sissy Spacek in the title role, and Piper Laurie playing her unhinged fundamentalist mother. Both actresses received Oscar nominations for their work. Jedward Gay