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Julianne Moore for 'psycho' Carrie role

2012-04-18 20:41
 
Julianne Moore
Los Angeles - Julianne Moore is to join the cast of the Carrie remake.

Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz is already on board to portray the titular lead character - a bullied schoolgirl who discovers she has psychic powers and uses them to wreak disaster on her hometown - while The Kids Are Alright star Julianne is in line to play her abusive, fundamentalist Christian mother Margaret.

Stephen King

According to website Bloody Disgusting, studio Columbia have been "speaking closely" to Julianne about taking on the role, which Jodie Foster was previously linked to.

Carrie - which is adapted from the novel by Stephen King - will be directed by Boys Don't Cry filmmaker Kimberly Peirce.

In 1976, Sissy Spacek starred in the first film version of Carrie opposite Piper Laurie as her mother, with Brian De Palma at the helm. Both Spacek and Laurie were nominated for Oscars for their roles.

The new movie is described as being "less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text".

It is scheduled for release in the US in March 2013.

A number of young starlets, Haley Bennett, Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning, Bella Heathcote and Lily Collins were previously linked to the lead role.

- BangShowBiz

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