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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 CryStop 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

6 responses

  1. I thought they already re made Carrie?
    Or was that a part 2?
    I can not see a remake being more creepy than the original.

    April 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

    • The list of classic horror that haven’t been remade is far shorter than the list of the ones that have… makes… me… FURIOUS..!

      April 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      • When They remake these movies (badly) and people see that version it is so hard to get them to watch the original.
        A Nightmare on Elm Street is a perfect example (in my house) of that.
        I loved the original and it was so creepy. They remade it and my boyfriend only saw the remake. He has no interest in the original now.

        April 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      • That’s a crime! I won’t watch that remake again, so disappointing… you have to get your boyfriend to watch the original at least once, it’s still so much fun.

        April 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

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