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After reports surfaced over the weekend that she was battling it out with fellow Hollywood starlet Haley Bennett for the lead in Kimberly Peirce’s reboot of “Carrie”, it now appears as if the incredibly busy Chloe Moretz has won out, with reports that MGM has “formally” offered the workaholic lass the role.
If she accepts (and why wouldn’t she; she did audition for it, after all), Mortez will play Carrie White, a shy teen who develops killer telekinetic powers when she hits puberty. She uses those powers to get back at bullies at her school who uses the prom as an occasion to have the best night EVA at her expense.
Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) will direct the film, based on the book by Stephen King that was previously adapted to the screen by Brian De Palma in the ’70s. That film starred Sissy Spacek, with Piper Laurie playing her crazed, fundamentalist mom. Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, and John Travolta rounded out the cast as the other kids in the school.
Moretz, who has “Dark Shadows” in the pipeline and a few gazillion other movies on tap (kid is busy, for sure), actually looks like a teen, mostly because, well, she still is a teen. So the role is perfectly suited for her. Plus, it’s not as if she’s shy around blood. She was practically swimming in the fake stuff in both “Kick Ass” and “Let Me In”.
Via : Deadline