And now, the full force of the re-imagining of the 1976 film directed by the talented Brian De Palma is unleashed, including shots of the famous ending which is getting a grand-scale makeover more in line with Stephen King’s original vision. For this take, Chloe Grace Moretz will be taking on the eponymous role of Carrie which was originally played by Sissy Spacek and Julianne Moore will play Margaret White, Carrie’s religious fanatic mother, whose role was originally played by Piper Laurie (who played Catherine Martel in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks).
I am personally quite pleased with the choice of director. Kimberly Pierce directed the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry which starred Hillary Swank as a transgendered woman who was struggling against ostracism and the risks she faces for just being who she is. She was also involved in the 2005 film, This Film is Not Yet Rated, which looked at the power the MPAA wields over directors. For these reasons, I think she is an ideal choice for this project. She has been involved with multiple projects dealing with repression and oppression and so should be able to get the audience to really feel for what Carrie is going through. At least I hope this will be the case. You’ll have to watch the trailer and see for yourself what you think but I am cautiously optimistic she can pull this off.