A remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic Carrie has been in the works for a little while now, with Stop Loss and Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce behind the camera this time around. But until now, we didn’t know who would be playing the title character. This morning, Deadline reported that MGM has offered the role to Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Hugo).
Though I actually still haven’t seen De Palma’s version (destroy me in the comments), Carrie has been such a big part of pop culture since its release I feel like I almost have seen the whole thing already. It’s been referenced in countless TV shows and films, and from all I’ve seen and heard about it, Moretz is a great choice for the part. She’s one of the most talented members of Young Hollywood these days, and she beat out people like Haley Bennett (Terrence Malick’s upcoming Lawless), Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Emily Browning.
It helps that Moretz is actually still age appropriate for high school, too – Bennett, the reported second choice, is 24 years old and might have stretched believability of still walking the halls with a bunch of kids. But then again, Andrew Garfield was 27 or 28 when he was filming The Amazing Spider-Man, and it looks like he might have pulled that off. We’ll have to wait and see. But regardless, I think Moretz is a solid actress who can bring a lot to this iconic role. Those of you who have seen it – do you think she’s a good fit?