Julianne Moore (Seventh Son) is set to play Carrie White’s Christian fundamentalist mother Margaret in MGM and Sony Screen Gems’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel “Carrie,” starring Chloe Moretz (Let Me In) as the tormented telekinetic teen.
Carrie tells the story of a bullied high school girl who develops deadly telepathic powers when she reaches puberty. After suffering a humiliating prank at her school’s prom, she freaks the fuck out and uses her new found skills to punish her classmates and her deranged mother.
King’s novel was first adapted for the big screen in 1976 by Brian De Palma and starred Sissy Spacek as Carrie, Piper Laurie as Margaret White and Amy Irving, William Katt and John Travolta as bullies.
Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Boys Don’t Cry) from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (”Big Love”). The film is expected to arrive in theaters on March 15, 2012.