Boys Don’t Cry’s Kimberly Peirce in Talks to Direct Carrie Remake

Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976) Movie ImageHey, if you needed someone to direct a naive girl’s transformation from Miss Nobody to Miss Kill Everyone at the Prom with her Groovy Telekinetic Powers, you probably could do worse than the girl who directed the Hilary Swank drama “Boys Don’t Cry”.

Which is probably why Kimberly Peirce is currently in talks to direct the remake of “Carrie” for the folks at Screen Gems.

“Carrie” will be based on the Stephen King book that was originally adapted into a film of the same name starring Sissy Spacek back in 1976. The movie also co-starred John Travolta and Amy Irving, and was a pretty big hit back then.

If she signs on, Peirce will direct from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. His version of “Carrie” is said to be more faithful to the King book, and more “grounded” in reality than the 1976 movie. I haven’t a clue how you can make a movie about a chick who can kill you with her mind more “grounded” in reality, but there you have it.

Kimberly Peirce

Via : Deadline