The rumor mill has been swirling for months about who will play Carrie’s mother in the upcoming Carrie remake. It was reportedly between Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. It was reported last week that Moore was offered the role and Deadline confirmed that she has accepted.
Carrie’s mother is abusive towards her, using her fundamental christian values to keep her from experiencing the world, and being a teenager.
Moore will be starring along side Chloe Moretz, who is playing the titular character.
Deadline has also reported that Gabriella Wilde, who recently starred in The Three Musketeers, is in talks to take the role of Sue Snell.
Carrie is based on the novel written by famed horror author Stephen King, originally published in 1974. The plot revolves around the titular Carrie, a high school girl who is bullied by the other students in her school. She uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on all those who tease her.
It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools. Much of the book is written in an epistolary structure, through newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books.
There have already been several adaptation of the novel, the 1976 film being the most well known and praised.
The film has been said to be less of a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma film and more of a re-adaptation of the original text.
Shooting for the upcoming adaptation begins next month under the direction of Kimberly Peirce. It is said that it will be released March 2013.