Last week brought the news that MGM and Kimberly Peirce had narrowed down their search for the next CARRIE to two young ladies: Haley Bennett and Chloe Moretz... Now, seems as though only one gal is left standing. (In a pool of pig blood.)
According to Deadline.com, MGM has chosen Ms. Moretz; the studio has formally offered her the role of Carrie White, and now we wait to see if she accepts. Common sense says that she will; the actress, who has been growing up before our eyes ever since her memorable turn in KICK-ASS, is most likely looking to nab a "grown up" role that begins her transition from cute child actor to leading lady. She'll next be seen in Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS and last starred in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning hit HUGO.
The role of Carrie was made iconic by Sissy Spacek back in 1976, while Angela Bettis did what she could with it in the woeful 2002 remake for television.
If Moretz's deal is finalized, the search begins for the rest of the cast, starting with mean momma Margaret. Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore's names have evidently been tossed around. We'll just see what happens.