A new film version of Stephen King’s Carrie is in the works, starring Chloe Moetz in the title role. News this week that Julianne Moore is in talks to play her crazed religious fanatic mother (Piper Laurie had the role in the Brian de Palma 1976 version) has changed reactions from “There they go again,” to “Intriguing.”
The movie is now set for release on March 15, 2013.
This version will be directed by Kimberley Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry). How will she approach it? On her Facebook page, she says she’s going back to the original material:
… I have gone back to the wonderful STEPHEN KING Book CARRIE; I am also modernizing the story as one has to in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era into the next and especially given how very relevant this material is right now.