Here we see Chloë Grace Moretz this past Tuesday on the Toronto set of her remake of Carrie, which is based more on the 1974 Stephen King novel than Brian DePalma’s 1976 classic thriller about a high school girl who unleashes her telekinetic powers on the cruel classmates who relentlessly bully her.
I am not exactly a fan of the concept of remaking a film that doesn’t need to be remade, but I am willing to keep an open mind — especially since the filmmakers seem willing, even eager, to put a different spin on it.
Chloe, 15, told Vanity Fair magazine: “I am changing everything about me — my hair, my look… I’m doing my own take on [Carrie White]. The script is totally different from the [1976 movie]. It’s more like the book. It’s a more Black Swan version — it messes with your mind. You’ll see things, and you don’t know if you’ve [really] seen them.”
This next image is Chloe heading for the set to shoot a scene at a pool.
Chloe, of course, plays Carrie White, a devout and sheltered young girl with unguessable secret power. Sissy Spacek made an indelible impression as young Carrie in the 1976 film. Julianne Moore takes Piper Laurie‘s place as Carrie’s pious mother in the remake, and the main Mean Girl, Chris Hargensen, will be portrayed by Portia Doubleday (seen in Youth in Revolt). The Big Bad was played originally by Nancy Allen. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’s zany Judy Greer essays Carrie’s gym teacher. The remake is directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry).
This new Carrie is slated to open March 25, 2013.