Brian DePalma’s 1976 classic horror film Carrie is getting the remake treatment, and MGM recently offered the lead role to up-and-coming actress Chloe Moretz. Now, Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that famous redhead Julianne Moore is in talks to play Carrie’s abusive and overprotective mother, played by Piper Laurie in the original film. More after the jump.
I still haven’t seen DePalma’s movie (I know, I know), but Moore is an underutilized actress in an industry that seems to love casting the same ten women in every movie. She’s played around in the horror genre before with Hannibal, so I think she’s well equipped to handle this role. Filming is hoping to begin for director Kimberly Peirce soon, and the movie is set for a March 13th, 2013 release date.
Those of you who have seen the movie: do you think this is good casting? Sound off in the comments!