Columbia Pictures is near to closing a deal with actress Julianne Moore to play in their remake of Carrie.
Chloe Moretz is already slated to play the lead actress in the movie but the studio is eyeing Moore to play the role of her psycho mother.
The original Carrie is a 1976 supernatural horror film, which was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The film was based on the novel Carrie by Stephen King. Carrie starred Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, John Travolta, P.J. Soles and Priscilla Pointer.
Back in the 70’s, the studios produced the film which “showed the story of a socially outcast teenage girl named Carrie White who discovers she possesses latent psionic power which seems to flare up when she becomes angry or otherwise distressed. Carrie’s powers become apparent after her humiliation by her peers, teachers, and abusive mother, eventually resulting in tragedy. It was the first of several Stephen King novels to be made into movies for screen and TV: it also introduced young stars who would later be famous, except for Piper Laurie, who had already made several films.” (Wiki)
Julianne Moore is a British-American actress who has recently played Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change.
Carrie is slated to hit theaters on March 13th, 2013.