Julianne Moore To Play Fanatic Mother In Latest ‘Carrie’ Remake


We heard in March that a new Carrie remake is in the works. Stephen King’s novel was made into a film in 1976, then adapted in 2002, and now it is being remade again.Chloe Moretz is already set to play the title character, Carrie. Today we have learned that Julianne Moore has been offered the role of the nightmarish religious fanatic mother, Margaret White, the role that Piper Laurie received an Oscar nomination for. Do you think this could be a good role for Julianne?

Julianne Moore has just finished playing Sarah Palin in the film Game Change, and now may be moving onto Stephen King. The original movie in the 70’s received huge acclaim and both Sissy Spacek, who played Carrie White, and Piper Laurie, who played Margaret, got Oscar nominations. John Travolta also starred in the 1976 version.

A lot of people will be assuming that the 2012 remake will be aiming to hit those same high stakes. There is no doubt that the role of Carrie is a great character for an excellent actress. The painfully shy and abused girl with telekinetic powers is made for some powerful acting. Her relationship with her mother is also critical to the story. Piper Laurie was great as Margaret White so Julianne Moore would be aiming high in this role. In the 2002 version, Angela Bettis and Patricia Clarkson were also both good. Do you think it is good casting to have Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz in the latest remake? I’m just keen to see what they’re planning to do with yet another remake of the classic story – what do you think will be different this time around?

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  • maybeedeluxe

    I’d like to see Elle Fanning as Carrie. She was fantastic in Super8!

  • Julianne Moore in Carrie? What could be better! I’m so excited.

  • Ben@pr

    Sissy Spacek was brilliant in the original version with the movie being a classic horror film. The 2002 remake was mediocre. I hope this time an excellent version will be delivered.

  • Randal

    PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all I can say. I loves me Julianne.

  • niles

    Julianne Moore will be great as usual. Too bad they couldn’t find a more well known actress for the title role. And why do a remake, if one was already done a mere ten years ago? Doesn’t make much sense.

  • Absurdist

    Who asked for yet another remake of Carrie?

    Jeezy Cheezy make me wheezy, someone needs to come up with some new ideas, and quick.

  • Jonathan

    Seriously? I love Julianne Moore, but why are they remaking Carrie? The original was perfect in every way. Just more evidence that nobody has any new ideas anymore. This is sad. And even sadder that she agreed to be in it.

  • aubrey

    I think Chloe Moretz is great, but I also think she’s too pretty to play plain/blah-looking Carrie White.