Julianne Moore playing Carrie's mother

2012-05-14 19:01
Los Angeles - Julianne Moore has been confirmed to star in a remake of Carrie.

The 51-year-old actress has signed up to play the titular character's abusive, fundamentalist Christian mother, Margaret White, in a reboot of the 1976 horror movie, which will see Dark Shadows actress Chloe Moretz take on the lead role.

The Three Musketeers star Gabriella Wilde will portray Sue Snell in the film, which will see Kimberly Peirce direct with Kevin Misher producing, Deadline reports.

'Darker and more psychological'

Julianne was offered the role of Margaret in March, while Chloe is thought to have beaten off competition from Dakota Fanning and Saorsie Ronan to play Carrie, an abused girl with psychic powers who experiences bullying troubles but gets pushed too far one night.

Kimberley is thought to be using Stephen King's original book as an inspiration for the reboot, which could see a new take on the story.

Chloe recently revealed Carrie will be "darker and more psychological" than the original motion picture and similar to 2010 psychological thriller Black Swan.

She said: "It's darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."

The Carrie remake is scheduled for a 15 March, 2013 release in the US, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed.