Carrie Remake Wraps Up Filming
Holy shit, time flies!! It seems like only yesterday I was reporting on the irst casting news for the CARRIE remake, and now they’ve already completed filming. Trevor Duke-Moretz, Chloe Grace Moretz’s brother, tweeted the following the other day and was retweeted by Chloe and posted on the official CARRIE Facebook page:
[L]ast day on #CARRIE inspiring growth by @ChloeGMoretz as an actress, well done all get ready for March 15, 2013 #whathappenedtocarrie
So it’s off to post-production!! Check out the plot crunch:
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kim Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m really looking forward to this one. Sure Moretz is way too good-looking for the titular role, but the girl has some serious acting chops. I’ll always love Brian De Palma’s CARRIE, but I’m really looking forward to getting a female director’s perspective on this story. Bring it on.
What do you think?