Chloe Moretz has confirmed, via her Twitter feed, that she’ll play the title role of Carrie White in Kim Peirce’s upcoming remake of the Stephen King novel, Carrie.
“Never been so happy in my life!” Moretz tweeted. “Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!”
Released in 1974, Carrie was King’s first published novel and tells the story of a high school girl who, through telekinetic powers, takes revenge on peers that have mocked her.
Most famously adapted for the screen by Brian De Palma in 1976, Carrie received a sequel in 1999 and a made-for-TV adaptation in 2002. The story was also the basis for a famously-troubled Broadway adaptation in 1988.
The new version of Carrie, to be scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to be less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text.
Moretz, best known for roles in films like Hugo, Kick-Ass and Let Me In, will soon appear on the big screen again in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.
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