In an interview with Vanity Fair Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me In) spoke about her role as Carrie in the upcoming, self-titled remake.
Regarding her relationship with Julianne Moore (Playing Carrie’s mother, Margaret White):
I don’t know if we are supposed to bond [because of our characters’ relationship], but I feel like we both will because we’re both cool,” Moretz joked. “I’ll be like, ‘Hey, want to go to Wonderland?’ It’s this park like Six Flags. They have this crazy thing that goes like 200 miles per hour, and there is, like, an 80-degree drop from 360 feet in the air. It’s epic. [Laughs.] I can scream my lungs out, but I can’t do speeches.
On her own personal transformation into Carrie herself:
“I am changing everything about me—my hair, my look. I’m doing my own take on [the character]. The script is totally different from the [original]. It’s more like the book. It’s a more Black Swan version—it messes with your mind. You’ll see things, and you don’t know if you’ve seen them.”
Via Collider, Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) is set to play Chris Hargensen who is the film’s primary antagonist to Moritz’ Carrie. Judy Greer (Arrested Development) will play a gym teacher who, well, attempts to quell her incident with Aunt Flow’s visit, one day in the locker room.
The movie tells the tale of Carrie, a young girl coming of pubescent age and thus gaining her extraordinary abilities of a telekinetic human with a deep-seeded rage, troubled soul, and overbearing, religious fanatic and abusive mother to boot. Sissy Spacek played the role of Carrie in the original 1976 film and almost won an Oscar for it.
Kimberly Peirce is directing the screenplay written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love). Peirce directed Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry to her first Oscar win as Best Actress, and here again; she’s handling a trouble young girl, with demons and decisions to make about where to go, where to turn, how to live peacefully. Sacasa comes from Big Love and now Glee, with a history under Marvel writing for various characters, all three of those elements in his background contribute to his ability to write characters in the backdrop of larger circumstances, with differences, and problems of their own to deal with.
I’ve been in Moretz corner since I first saw her in 2010’s Kick Ass. She’s got chops, and she’s got intuition. Her age (or anyone’s for that matter) has nothing to do with her ability as an actor. She channel’s the powers from within her soul to the surface with diligence and grace and fires them at the audience with zero empathy. She is a great power as a performer…I very much look forward to seeing her incarnation of Carrie when this bows next year on March 13th.