Julianne Moore to Play Chloe Moretz's Mother in Remake of 'Carrie'

April 16, 2012
Source: Bloody Disgusting

Julianne Moore

One hell of a young actress has already been lined up for the remake of Carrie with Kick-Ass and Let Me In star Chloe Moretz taking the titular role of the high school student pushed to the edge in the adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Now the cast is beginning to fill out around her with the integral role of Carrie's overbearing, abusive mother next in line. Bloody Disgusting has exclusively learned that Julianne Moore, fresh off her fantastic turn as Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change, is in talks to take the role. This would be the second high profile horror remake Moore's taken on after playing Lila Crane in Psycho.

The role of Carrie's mother is an important one as she's just as important in pushing Carrie to the iconic final moments of the film as the students who bully her around school. Piper Laurie played the character Margaret White in the film and came through with flying colors. This time around it will be interesting to see how the character is handled, not only by Moore as an actress, but by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, who is scripting a version that is more faithful to the book. The writer is also a producer on "Glee" and is no stranger to plots dealing with bullying, a hot topic that should make this remake all the more relevant today. The film is slated to hit theaters on March 13th, 2013, a month that has become a prime release time.

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YES! Now I just hope the script is on par with the level of talent involved. If so...Holy S&%@

BeepBeepRichie on Apr 16, 2012


ok ill bite on this remake now. 

happy camper on Apr 16, 2012


Ok Great , this mother can play and be awful mother (however Moore doesn't play bad guys I think) I love Moore in blindness and children of men and forgotten, but I think there be other good chose too, anyway I love her. And now remain one big main problem : Script ! If script give us something new and special the end but if it be bad script I choose old version definitely.

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 17, 2012


She played a pretty shitty mom in Boogie Nights too, different kind of shitty mom, but a shitty mom nonetheless. Moore's a quality actress even in crappy movies, this is just more good news for this remake.

Voice of Reason on Apr 17, 2012


 she was a really shitty mom in savage grace, but at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to this role

Nmbanks12 on Apr 18, 2012


Why are they doing a second remake of this movie! I am very disapointed in the film industry right now. Why are they not coming up with anything new?!?!

Disapointed on Apr 17, 2012


 Eh, not too many King novels have been successful movies except for Green Mile and Shawshank and I don't see Carrie making it in that category.  Why bother. His stories are better read.

LP22 on Apr 17, 2012


I agree with you, with two exceptions. Stand By Me and Apt Pupil. Mind you they were novellas, but not too terrible adaptations on film.

Brandijokaiser on Apr 18, 2012


misery and Deloris Clayborne were both pretty great kathy bates is pretty fantastic

Suesnell on Apr 18, 2012


hey 'disapointed'.....hollywood has been doing remakes and retreads for as many years as there has been hollywood. i for one am pretty tickled with the idea of this one, because filmmaking techniques like CGI have made special effects WAY better......btw: disappointed is with 2 p's

incognitoboy2 on Apr 17, 2012


I hope there is something new to see, a twist, a new it isnt as redundant as...psycho (remake) was...we all know what happens @ the end of this one. The bullying subject matter definately is relevent today.

mobias on Apr 17, 2012


I genuinely don't understand why they're making a remake. Maybe I'm just getting crotchety, but I can't imagine it beating the original with piper Laurie and sissy spacek. I'm glad to hear it's going to follow the book better, since I am always first and foremost a reader and then a movie buff. I just can't fathom a version of this that will trump the incredible eerieness that the first movie captured. If this movie makes me eat my words, then great. But I'm pretty skeptical.

Lilysmama427 on Apr 17, 2012


I think the original version is great. They already did a made for tv 2nd version which was okay (different ending). Hope its successful but have to wonder - why bother? Are they out of ideas for new movies?

Gatormaw214 on Apr 17, 2012


I'm looking forward to this. I'm a big fan of Chloe Moretz for some reason. Julianne Moore ain't bad, either. I haven't seen the first Carrie or the TV version, so comments on those are pretty much lost on me.

Some Random Guy on Apr 17, 2012


Chloe Moretz has captured my attention too for some reason. I'm pretty sure whatever she does will be good.

Scott Peterson on Apr 19, 2012


the original was fantastic and think there is no point making a remake people will always compare to original

Clairelouisewright on Apr 17, 2012


Ever considered doing a movie from the "THE LONG WALK"?   Especially with the Hunger Games now showing.....

Wilma on Apr 18, 2012


I agree, there was nothing wrong with the original "Carrie" and doing a remake of this one is a mistake - like "Footloose".  They totally needed to remake "The Shining" and did a great job (original left turned the topiary into a maze and completely ignored the boiler from the book).  What's next?  Redo "The Stand"?  I agree with Wilma, years ago I thought I'd like to see a movie of "The Long Walk".  And I have heard they're making a miniseries for "The Dome".

Craig on Apr 18, 2012


Instead of remaking Carrie, which was a really great movie, why not start the Dark Tower series (like Harry Potter in length).  Follow the book instead of turning it into a joke, like they did with the Shining.  With the current special effects at hand, this could be every bit as good as Lord of the Rings.

Joanne Hilbelink on Apr 18, 2012

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