Who Else Thinks Chloe Moretz Will Be Amazing In “Carrie”?
10:15 am, March 28th | by Laura Donovan
So a lot of people are upset or puzzled that Stephen King’s “Carrie” is getting another upgrade, and as a fan of the novel who idolizes the prolific Maine writer, I’m a little concerned about story erosion as well, but “Kick Ass” actress Chloe Moretz is sure to bring a darker side to the role of the isolated, harassed teen who punishes her bullies and cruel classmates in the most unimaginable way.
The original horror flick, which was released in 1976 and starred Sissy Spacek and John Travolta, is a chilling cautionary tale of what could go wrong when a person is picked on to his/her breaking point. The movie follows Carrie, the outcast daughter of an abusive religious zealot, as she discovers her telekinetic powers and ultimately uses them to fry her tormentors when they pull a revolting prank on her at the prom.
Moretz still has a year before experiencing her sweet sixteenth, but the Georgia native has been lauded by many as “wise beyond her years” for her contributions to “500 Days of Summer,” “Let Me In,” and “Kick Ass,” among others. If you’ve seen any of these productions — particularly the last two — she likely left a lasting impression. Moretz, who was in her early teens when she portrayed murderous characters in movies such as “Kick Ass” and “Let Me In” and caused jaws to drop with her usage of the “c” word in the action film, will be of high school age during the filming of ”Carrie” should she accept the part whereas Spacek was 26 years old when the first version was shot. Though Spacek’s performance, which earned her an Academy Award nomination, is incomparable, Moretz’s youth, flair for destruction, and signature snarl will serve her well as Carrie, even though the high school character is supposed to be meek as a result of her creepy upbringing. Moretz is anything but soft spoken and submissive, but her anger radiates through the screen and will definitely make for a vengeful, explosive prom scene.