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Actress Choloe Moretz was offered the title role in the upcoming remake of Carrie.
The film is based on Stephen King’s first novel. It tells the story of a shy girl who is tormented by her classmates. This torment eventually drives her to unleash her telekinetic powers on them during their school’s prom night.
The story was famously adapted for the cinema in 1976. It starred Sissy Spacek in the title role. John Travolta, Piper Laurie and Amy Irving also starred in the movie, which was directed by Brian De Palma. It was remade as a miniseries in 2002.
The new film will be directed by Kimberly Pierce. She is known for directing the drama Boys Don’t Cry (1999), which won Hilary Swank her first Academy Award.
"I love Kimberly Peirce," Moretz said. "I think she's a phenomenal director." It's not lost on Moretz, either, that Peirce once directed her lead actress to an Oscar win for Boys Don't Cry. "Hilary Swank is a very wonderful actress, and working together as a pair, I think they did a very amazing movie.”
Moretz is known for her roles in Hugo (2011) and will next appear in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the TV series Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer.