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Sony and MGM’s remake of Brian De Palma’s classic horror film Carrie has been pushed back to October for a release timed around Halloween.
Carrie is based on Stephen King’s novel, which was first turned into a film by De Palma in 1973. The original film starred Sissy Spacek in the title role, a young girl with telekinetic powers, often mocked by her classmates. Piper Laurie player her religious, controlling mother.
Chloe Grace Moretz, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, will be playing Carrie, with Julianne Moore as her mother. Judy Greer also stars. Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce is directing.
According to The hollywood Reporter, the film will now open a week before Paramount’s fifth Paranormal Activity film. The later release will also give Moretz a chance to do a full publicity tour, since Kick Ass 2 will be out on June 28.
In addition to Carrie’s new date, Sony also made some other scheduling moves. The Halle Berry thriller The Call will now have Carrie’s old March 15 slot. Another thriller titled No Good Deed, which previously had the Oct. 18 slot, was pushed back to Jan. 17, 2014. That film stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.