With what seems like only a matter of days until production begins, the remake of the hit supernatural horror hit Carrie is about to get underway in Canada after a very quick pre-production process over the past few months. Casting has been ever rampant, and so far the film has built up quite a cast around leading actress Chloe Moretz. While there are some roles that have still yet to be in check, everything is looking for cameras to begin rolling soon. Now, one more young actress has joined the high school crowd while another has been confirmed after casting rumors earlier last month.
Deadline reports that Portia Doubleday has joined the film as “bad girl Chris”, while Judy Greer has been confirmed to play gym teacher Miss Desjardin in the upcoming horror remake. Doubleday’s casting means that Pan’s Labyrinth star Ivana Baquero has officially feel through for the role of Chris, as she was said to be on the studio’s shortlist to play the characters. Meanwhile, Greer’s character is said to be a variation of the original gym teacher who “comforts Carrie White when she menstruates and doesn’t understand what is happening because of the guilt hammered into her by her repressive mother”. They both join a cast that also includes Julianne Moore, Chronicle‘s Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, and Ansel Elgort.
A remake more of Stephen King’s first novel rather than the film from 1976, the movie sees a young high schooler (Moretz) discovering she has supernatural abilities and uses them to seek out payback on the peers who have mocked her.
Russell will be playing one of the bullies who tortures Moretz’s character, will it’s said that Elgort will play a protagonist and friend to Carrie who takes the lonely teenager to prom. Moore will be playing the creel role of Carrie’s religious and abusive mother, while Wilde will play the role of Sue Snell, a fellow bully as well, but the kindest of the bunch who very much has regret for her actions.
The script was penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and set to be directed by Kim Peirce, and will be more of a remake of King’s novel rather than the famous ’70s adaptation. Last time we heard, MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum also remarked that the film would use a found footage aspect, with interviews from high schoolers following the prom incident likely to be the source. No definite decision has yet been made, but it will likely be confirmed or denied as principal photography begins soon.