The Carrie remake (sigh) is certainly starting to look like it’s faithful to both King’s novel and the De Palma movie…
But sometimes we have to wonder why? Why remake a movie that’s brilliant? And if you must, why remake it so much like the original?! Isn’t that, well, pointless?
Entertainment Weekly has published the first two photos of Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mom, Margaret White, in Carrie.
Here’s the press release:
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), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (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.
Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce, and will be released on March 15, 2013