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Julianne Moore considering the role of Carrie's mom in Kimberly Peirce's remake

04.17.2012by: Andy Madrzak
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The CARRIE remake news just keep on coming. Having recently learned the release date, as well as that the titular role will go to Chloe Moretz, now we may be close to an official confirmation on who'll play Carrie's psychotic mother.

Bloody Disgusting got an inside scoop, suggesting that Columbia Pictures is currently in talks with Julianne Moore to play the part of Margaret White. The actress would have some big shoes to fill, following Piper Laurie's intense performance in the 1976 original, but then again, it's not like she doesn't have the talent to pull it off and make the character her own.

While we wait for further developments on the story, here's the synopsis for the original:

In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. Her fanatical mother forbade this sixteen-year-old misfit everything that was young and fun. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone.

But Carrie had a secret: she possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling bizarre, and malevolent things happen. And so she did one night, when feeling scorned and humiliated...and growing angrier and angrier...she became the vengeful demon who let the whole town feel her power.

Extra Tidbit: What other actress could you see playing Carrie's not-quite-sane mom?

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10:17PM on 04/17/2012
Sissy Spacek. I mean, this movie shouldn't be made anyway to why not go all-in?
Sissy Spacek. I mean, this movie shouldn't be made anyway to why not go all-in?
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4:53PM on 04/17/2012
Very good choice. The other rumour of Jodie Foster would be great as she's never played that type of role. As for others...they may be a little "older" but I could see genre faves Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver or Jamie Lee Curtis having a good time in the role.
Very good choice. The other rumour of Jodie Foster would be great as she's never played that type of role. As for others...they may be a little "older" but I could see genre faves Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver or Jamie Lee Curtis having a good time in the role.
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