Update: Chloe Moretz Officially Offered the Lead in Remake of 'Carrie'
I'll admit that Brian De Palma's 1976 classic Carrie is on my list of shame. The film is notable for being the first film or television adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie earned Academy Award nominations for their performances in the iconic horror film. Back in January, it was announced that the film is getting the remake treatment with Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce behind the camera, and now Vulture has the scoop on which two actresses are in contention to lead the new adaptation. It's down to 15-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz and 24-year-old Haley Bennett. Read on!
Moretz has been one of the industry's biggest up-and-comers in recent years, showing her variety in films like Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, and Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows. Bennett, on the other hand, isn't quite as well-known. She played the title role in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, and is probably more famous for Marley and Me. She'll also star in Terrence Malick's upcoming film, which was once called Lawless but gave that title to the project formerly known as The Wettest County in the World. In any case, I hope Moretz's age helps her out here, because it's always a bit cringe-worthy when you see actors playing high school students who are a good eight or ten years too old to still be in high school.
UPDATE: Deadline has word that an official offer has gone out to Chloe Moretz to play Carrie. Negotiations have already started and if all goes well, she'll be drenched in blood all over again.