It may be called Carrie, but the juiciest role in both Stephen King’s book and the 1976 book is the lead character’s mother – indeed it gave Piper Laurie a rare horror movie acting Oscar nomination. Now MGM’s planned remake may have found its harridan of a mom in the form of Julianne Moore, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Chloe Moretz is set to star as the title character, a troubled teenage girl who uses her telekinetic abilities to get revenge on the classmates who tormented her. Moore will play Carrie’s deranged mother, who is more terrifying and damaging to her daughter the the school bullies.
Kimberly Peirce (Boy Don’t Cry) is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The plan is to start shooting as soon as possible in order to hit the March 15, 2013 release date MGM has already set for it.