Young actress Portia Doubleday, who’s appeared in the likes of Youth In Revolt and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son has signed on to star in the MGM Studios’ remake of Stephen King’s Carrie for director Kimberly Peirce, according to Deadline.
The actress will play bad girl Chris Hargensen, who torments the title character, played by Chloe Moretz. Carrie’s telekinetic abilities are harnessed after Hargensen pulls a cruel prom night prank. Hargensen was played by Nancy Allen in the original Carrie.
Last month Judy Greer entered talks to play gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, and the casting has now been confirmed. Julianne Moore, Ivana Baquero, Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell also star. Kimberly Peirce is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Shooting is epected to start soon, with a US release already set for March 15th, 2013.