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The more this MGM remake of CARRIE comes together, the more intriguing it becomes with the choices being made.
While there is no denying that there's a certain amount of skepticism built into the idea of redoing this adaptation of Stephen King's work again (the TV movie didn't go so well), the talent involved in it is enough to raise your eyebrows and have you consider that maybe, just maybe they can make this into something really good.
Julianne Moore is now official, having accept the role of Margaret White, the mother of Carrie, a part which earned Piper Laurie a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination back in 1977. Deadline also reports that Gabriella Wilde, whose lone notable role was as Constance Bonacieux in Paul W.S. Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS, has also been locked up for the film, set to play popular girl Sue Snell, who was originally played by Amy Irving in Brian De Palma's original.
A tremendous cast does not necessarily make a film, as DARK SHADOWS proves, but with filmmaker Kimberly Peirce calling the shots and Chloe Moretz in the lead, now with Julianne Moore attempted to follow-up Laurie's memorable turn, there's enough to be hopeful about here that, if a CARRIE remake is indeed happening, the least they can do is do it well.
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