Chloe Moretz Speaks On Her ‘Carrie’ Remake: “It’s A More Black Swan Version – It Messes With Your Mind”
With filming set to begin on Kimberly Peirce‘s (Boys Don’t Cry) new adaptation of Stephen King‘s seminal horror novel, ‘Carrie,’ in the coming months, Vanity Fair (via The Playlist) caught up with Chloe Moretz to briefly touch on the project and her approach to the films titular character. The films lead, Carrie White (Moretz), is a shy high school student who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying.
On this particular incarnation of ‘Carrie,’ Moretz revealed: “I am changing everything about me—my hair, my look. I’m doing my own take on [the character]. The script is totally different from the [original]. 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 seen them.” Moretz also spoke on Julianne Moore, who plays Carrie’s terrifying mother. “I don’t know if we are supposed to bond [because of our characters’ relationship], but I feel like we both will because we’re both cool,” Moretz joked. “I’ll be like, ‘Hey, want to go to Wonderland?’ It’s this park like Six Flags. They have this crazy thing that goes like 200 miles per hour, and there is, like, an 80-degree drop from 360 feet in the air. It’s epic. [Laughs.] I can scream my lungs out, but I can’t do speeches.”
‘Carrie’ was first adapted by Brian DePalma in 1976, with Sissy Spacek playing Carrie and Piper Laurie playing her mother – both earned Oscar nominations for their performances. Scheduled to arrive in cinemas March 13th, 2013 in the US and April 12th, 2013 in the UK, the screenplay for this new adaption of ‘Carrie’ is by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Alongside Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, the likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star. Check out the synopsis for Stephen King’s 1974 novel below.
Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.
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