With production underway in Toronto, Screen Gems (via Entertainment Weekly) has unleashed the first official looks at their Carrie remake, featuring a blood-soaked Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie White and Julianne Moore as her abusive mother. Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) and also starring Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, and Portia Doubleday, Carrie is scheduled for a March 15, 2013 release. Full photos (offering comparisons to Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic) and synopsis below.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing) and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
The Carrie teaser trailer is now online! Check it out here.