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'Boys Don't Cry' Director Kimberly Peirce in Talks to Remake 'Carrie'

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January 4, 2012
Source: Deadline

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"Take Carrie to the prom. I dare you!" Another year, and more remakes. Deadline is reporting that director Kimberly Peirce is "in talks" to take over the Carrie remake in the works at MGM & Screen Gems. Last year we reported that those studios were bringing on Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, a Broadway writer (who worked on patching up the Spider-Man musical), to work on the Carrie remake script. Peirce most recently directed the rather atrocious Stop-Loss (2008), as well as Oscar winner Boys Don't Cry. To be honest, this seems like a fairly good fit for her, and if anything I'm optimistic and curious to see what she does with this.

As mentioned in this update, Aguirre-Sacasa's script is "more faithful to the [original Stephen] King book [this is based on], and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed film." The original film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name first published in 1974, followed a telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. Sissy Spacek starred in the original, which means there's a definite big lead role for some young girl to snag once this begins casting. I'm curious to see how it turns out, but I'm not sure if it'll hold a flame to the original. We'll continue to keep on eye on this as it continues to develop, despite the many complaints about it. Anyone else optimistic?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

This sounds promising. Peirce is a unique choice (I didn't hate Stop-Loss as much as others did, but Boys Don't Cry was phenomenal and like Carrie was also about a girl coming of age) and I believe King fans responded positively to Aguirre-Sacasa's work on The Stand comic book series. Hopefully it's good.

Andrew DiDonato on Jan 4, 2012

2

good comment buddy

Conrad Williams on Jan 4, 2012

3

Interesting this comes out the same month that Carrie The Musical starts previews for the first time in 23 years ...

Guest1 on Jan 4, 2012

4

Another remake. I have no words.

Big Boss on Jan 4, 2012

5

Thank you Michael Scott 😉

Conrad Williams on Jan 4, 2012

6

"I pray they find Jesus" -Mrs. White

happy camper on Jan 4, 2012

7

No interest, even after the other remake or two that came after it.  Can we have even at least a movie that nods towards Carrie?  "It's Carrie, but now it's the high school reunion." SOMETHING that makes it somewhat stand on its own. guhhhhh... I give up.

Nick Sears on Jan 5, 2012

8

Mike Myers is remaking Carrie?

Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012

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