Chloe Moretz in line for Carrie remake

2012-03-26 20:31
Los Angeles - Chloe Moretz is in line to play the leading role in a remake of Carrie.

The 15-year-old actress - who will be seen in a film version of Dark Shadows opposite Johnny Depp later this year - is up against Hayley Bennett to take on the part in a new interpretation of the classic Stephen King horror.

Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Pierce is creating the adaptation of the project, which is reportedly closer to the book than to Brian DePalma's 1976 version.

'Telekinetic powers'

In addition to Chloe and Hayley, both Julianne Moore and Jodie Foster have been approached to play Carrie's mother.

Carrie tells the tale of a young girl who uses newly-discovered telekinetic powers to avenge those who tease her, and upon release was one of the most banned books in US schools. 

The 1976 version starred Sissy Spacek as Carrie, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, while Piper Laurie, who played her mother, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Chloe is best known for the role of Hit Girl in Kick-Ass alongside Aaron Johnson, and in Martin Scorsese's Hugo.