And if we absolutely have to see this through, I'm glad that Moore and Moretz are a part of it. I doubt that anyone could come close to the chilling performance by Piper Laurie as the fated mom, but Moore's perfectly timed cinematic nervous breakdowns should fit suitably with Margaret. And Moretz can really just recycle elements from her portrayal of a sullen vampire in Let Me In with this revitalized role. Not to mention the fact that director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) is at the helm. It will be interesting to see how the film will unfold with a female director, and how she will interpret the story. Another intriguing person on board the project is writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who's known for his TV work for Glee and Big Love. This will be his first full feature film, and we'll have to wait and see if he can tackle a project very different from his previous credits.
Just to give you a little more insight, here's the official synopsis of the movie:
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 (Judy 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.
Hold on...Judy Greer is in this too? She should be amazing in this smaller yet crucial role as Carrie's confidante.
And with the prevalence of teen bullying still raging through high school hallways and in the news, this remake may prove more timely and important that first assumed. The teaser clip recreates the iconic final moments from the original film, now with Moretz wreaking havoc in the school gymnasium. It's just a sneak peak, but it's enough to get your at least slightly intrigued by what this new imagining of Carrie may bring.
Carrie hits theaters March 15, 2013.