Released in 1974, “Carrie” was Stephen 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. Though Brian De Palma directed a highly-acclaimed film version in 1976, Chloe Moretz says that Peirce’s take sticks more closely to King’s text.
“I’m actually not looking at the original,” Moretz told ComingSoon.net in an interview earlier this year, “even though De Palma’s movie was one of the best movies ever made. It’s completely iconic and I’m proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We’re kind of going off the book. It’s darker and much more psychological. More ‘Black Swan.’ You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different.”
Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday and Ansel Elgort co-star in the film which is expected to hit theaters on March 15, 2013.
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