Julianne Moore for Carrie remake
One of the great pleasures of Brian De Palma’s original film adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel Carrie is the ravenous scenery chewing by Piper Laurie as the sex-fearing, fundamentalist mother of young telekinetic Carrie White. It seems that Julianne Moore is about to step into the role for the remake. Sissy Spacek played Carrie in the original, and Chloe Grace Moretz will incarnate the character in a new film version to be directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop Loss).
Moore is no stranger to the horror/thriller, having been in films such as Hannibal and the strange shot-for-shot recreation of Psycho. She also anchored Todd Haynes’ unusual modern horror film Safe in 1995. (In that film her character was named Carol White; no relation, but the emotional distance of the character is not so different from the fears and alienation of the character in Carrie.) Courtesy of SlashFilm