Youth in Revolt actress Portia Doubleday is set to star in MGM and Sony Screen Gems’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel “Carrie,” starring Chloe Moretz as the tormented telekinetic teen. Doubleday will play mean-girl Chris Hargensen, the bully banned from prom after assaulting Carrie at school.
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.
The remake is directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) and costars Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother Margaret White, “Californication’s” Judy Greer as gym teacher Miss Collins, Gabriella Wilde as bully Sue Snell and Chronicle’s Alex Russell.
Carrie is slated for release on March 15, 2013.