Kimberly Peirce's reimagining of Steven King's (and later Brian De Palma's) CARRIE has managed to pick up some impressive talent so far with Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore (below) and (possibly) Gabriella Wilde, and continues to do so with its latest casting announcements. While nothing is yet set in stone, both Alex Russell (CHRONICLE) and Off Broadway actor Ansel Elgort are in negotiations to appear in the movie. Russell would play one of the bullies who pick on Carrie, while Elgort would portray a friend who takes her to the prom.
Here's a reminder of the original story:
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.
Production is to commence this summer. The movie is set for a March 15, 2013 release.