With most of the major cast members already set for the upcoming adaptation of “Carrie” two more actresses have been added to the list. It was recently announced that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of MGM and Screen Gems’ remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.
Doubleday will play antagonist Chris Hargensen the mean-spirited popular girl who torments Carrie and later comes up with the plan to further humiliate her at the prom. Greer will play the gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, the sympathetic gym teacher that aids Carrie in the gym locker room. In the famed cult classic 1976 adaptation by Brian DePalma, the role of Chris was played by Nancy Allen and the gym teacher was played by Betty Buckley.
Director, Kim Peirce, has described this incarnation as an adaptation of the novel rather than remake of the De Palma film.
Other cast members include: Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Carrie White, Julianne Moore will play Carrie’s religious mother, and Gabriella Wilde will play Sue Snell.
The official synopsis for King’s 1974 novel follows:
“The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.”
For those wishing to relive the 1976 horror film, or see it for the first time, here’s the trailer:
You can also see the trailer for 2002 remake below: