Chloe Moretz, 15, cast in title role of the remake of the Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’

These are some photos of Chloe Moretz at the Metropolitan Opera two nights ago. Chloe wore Yves Saint Laurent, like most women at the event (which was cosponsored by YSL). This young woman is only 15 years old… and that’s why I rarely cover her. Chloe kind of makes me uncomfortable, and the fact that I’m uncomfortable about a 15-year-old girl makes me even more uncomfortable. It’s a discomfort spiral. I think she’s very talented, and she’s going to be working for a long, long time. She’s also a very pretty girl, and she’ll be a beautiful woman. I just worry that she’s rushing everything. I remember what it was like to be 15, thinking that you had the world all figured out. If you add to that lots of attention from Hollywood, everyone kissing your ass, and invitations from all of the best parties ever… it’s a heady mix. I worry about Chloe.

But I guess I shouldn’t worry. Chloe is going to be fine, right? She’s 15 years old, working consistently in really cool stuff, like 30 Rock and Dark Shadows, and now Chloe might have just gotten a lead role in a film that could make-or-break her career:

Chloe Moretz may only be 15 years old, but she’s got quite an impressive acting resume!

She’ll soon add another title to the list, as Deadline reports she’s been offered the titular role in the latest adaptation of Carrie. “I’ve never been so happy in my life!” Moretz tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you Kim Peirce and thank you MGM for the chance of a lifetime I will never forget!”

Moretz and her older brother Trevor, who serves as her acting coach, “are flipping out,” she added. Prior to being cast, Dakota Fanning, 18, and Lily Collins, 23, were reportedly being considered for the role.

Peirce’s film is not considered a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma classic starring Sissy Spacek, but a new adaptation of the Stephen King novel. His 1974 tale is about a high school student who uses her telekinetic powers to seek revenge on cruel classmates and her Christian fundamentalist mother.

Moretz, who next appears alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Dark Shadows, has been a critical darling since her role in 2005′s The Amityville Horror. Her other TV and film roles include Kick-Ass, (500) Days Of Summer, Let Me In, 30 Rock and Hugo.

[From Us Weekly]

Ooooh…. I don’t know about this. First of all, I think Carrie is one of Stephen King’s best novels. How is it that King can write such well-developed female characters within the confines of the horror genre? A discussion for another time. So… a great book, which was already adapted brilliantly by Brian De Palma, with Sissy Spacek in a career-defining turn as Carrie the telekinetic. Not only does a remake feel completely unnecessary, it feels like Hollywood is setting Chloe Moretz up to fail. She could completely own the role, but people are still going to say “Well, Sissy Spacek, etc.”

Also: Chloe Moretz is on Twitter? Ugh.

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  1. Neelyo says:

    I just saw the musical version last night. It’s playing Off-Broadway and it was okay. Not great, but at least they took it seriously and the actors playing Carrie and her mother were outstanding. The music was forgettable.

    Besides, there was already a made for TV remake that was allegedly more faithful to the book a few years ago. All I remember about it is the horrible CGI effects. It’s a great story but why do another remake? Hollywood is out of ideas or afraid of them. Or both.

  2. Naye in VA says:

    Good Morning early birds. I think she would be an awesome Carrie. She’s good at carrying that creepy vibe. And she has been consistently good even in crappy films (Let Me In?) so i dont think if the movie bombs because of its remake quality that it will break her career.

  3. marie says:

    enough with the remakes, get some new material..

  4. iloveretro says:

    Two thoughts on this:

    A) Awesome!

    B) Isn’t she a little young to play this role?

  5. Becky says:

    Lainey can’t stand her try hard, and I think the author is referring to Lainey’s commentary ( I’ve noticed lots of the in this site.) But I still cant hate the girl. She is so pretty and talented … She still fifteen. hopefully time will tone down her try hard, I sure hope so, cuz I would hate to see her go Lohan on us. Though Lohans biggest problem is being an entitled asshole and never had half the talent this girl has. I hope she tones down and pulls a Reese Witherspoon on us, cut throat ambitious yet image conscious and likable.

  6. duchessofhazard says:

    She’ll be fine. It helps that her father is some sort of surgeon (so her parents won’t have to live off the money she earns). Her brother and her mother seem to feature heavily in her life. In that her brother is the one who accompanies her to places (and acts as a go between her and people) and her mother seems to have her at home when she’s not working or promoting specific things.

  7. Liv says:

    I feel sorry for her. It’s definitly not healtyh to behave like a 25 year old when you are just 15 year old. You are supposed to be a child or at least able to switch between being a child and an adult.

  8. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    Try as I might, I can never hate on her. I mean, she tries to act too grown-up, but there’s no denying that she’s got awesome acting chops! And at least she’s not (yet) gone the Miley Cyrus route. Chloe is definitely going to stick around in Hollywood for a long time.

  9. Julie says:

    i dont blame her for being a try hard. give her some credit she is pratcially still a kid.

    i know im glad i wasnt in such a situation when i was that young but even when i with my normal life look back i sometimes think it would have been cool to be a kid a little longer and not try to be so adult. i mean we have to be adults for about 75% of your lives.

  10. Riana says:

    Torn torn torn…

    I love the original Carrie and believe there’s no need for a remake…but I love Chloe Moretz. Seriously, everytime I hear about Blake lively and her ‘game’ I think of Moretz who has done more challenging roles in more varied genres than some actors 5x her age.

    I really respect her and she will grow up to be quite the powerhouse in the acting world.

    To be honest I don’t worry at all. I think there’s either a. The presence of a broken family/family issues or b. An arrogance and ego that really sets a lot of kids up for their downfall in HW. Theyre either a Lohan or Spears, making money with a family that’s breaking and afraid to discipline them or someone like Barton who start to believe their own hype and let their ego lead them into drugs/alcohol and being careless.

    Moretz seems level-headed and smart, she gets that its work. She reminds me of Isabelle who played the knife wielding actress in the Hunger Games movie. She’s also very level headed and mature, they get that the glitz is just a shiny coating and that you better work your ass off underneath.

  11. Blue says:

    I dunno something about this girl gives me the creeps and rubs me the wrong way. It’s like a knee jerk reaction whenever I see her. I can’t put my finger on it, there a couple celebs that do that to me.

  12. gee says:

    Looooveee Chloe Moretz! Although I am afraid she will go the way of Lindsay Lohan instead of child actors who successfully transitioned.. like Scarlet Johannesson or JGL.

  13. Adrien says:

    Oh, Ok Carrie as in Stephen King’s Carrie. Whew! I thought she’ll be playing Sarah Jessica Parker.

  14. Raised Brow says:

    Wasn’t there a ‘Carrie’ remake very recently?
    And what’s going on with her dress? Same night/same dress – different color??

    I’m all sorts of confused.

  15. Sara says:

    Pretty sure they already re-made Carrie. For goodness sake if you are going to remake something why not Anne of a Thousand Days or Mary Queen of Scots? I think there is a real thirst for good period dramas especially when it comes to royal history, you can’t make that stuff up. How about a movie based on the Cousin’s War? (House of York and Lancaster). Imagine a movie where Henry VII takes the thrown from Richard, you can’t make that shit up and it was a crazy time in England.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Royal history dramas excel in the art of ‘making up junk’. Remember when K.I.T.T. made that cameo appearance in The Tudors?

      • Sara says:

        Of course there will be bits of drama added but from the records we have, there is already enough drama to make a movie. The Princes of the Tower(King Edward V’s sons) come to mind. Perfect for a movie because we don’t really know what happened to them or who killed them. There are some ideas but nobody knows for sure. Perfect for Hollywood.

    • ol cranky says:

      there are some great horror novels from the 70s that were never made into films (like Jeffrey Konvitz’s the Guardian which is kind of a sequel to The Sentinel which was made into a film but isn’t well known or remembered enough that it couldn’t be remade), why can’t they look at one of those instead of re-making a classic like Carrie? And, can someone explain to me, how it’s not a remake of Brian DePalma’s film when his film was a great adaptation of King’s novel?

    • @sara: There was a sequel, “Carrie 2: The Rage.”

  16. Marianne says:

    First of all, why do we even need a Carrie remake? The first one was iconic enough.

    Secondly, I think this girl is heading into the territory of being typecast. i would love to see her embrace more comedies (like when she was in 500 Days of Summer).

  17. Maya says:

    She seems to have so much confidence and poise, especially for her age, and I just can’t imagine her as the shy, awkward, disturbed Carrie…and she’s obviously not overweight or unattractive as Carrie is described in the novel (then again, neither was Sissy Spacek). I’ve heard she’s talented – haven’t seen anything she’s in except for 500 Days of Summer – but I just feel like she has the wrong look and demeanor.

  18. TG says:

    Agree with many on here I like her and find her fascinating to watch. She has both talent and an interesting look. She reminds me of my favorite actress Maggie G. Her youth does bother me a bit though and I don’t care how much Lainey hates on her. I like Lainey but Chloe is a serious talent. I see her being ruthless and smart like Reece Witherspoon.

  19. JM says:

    I have nothing against Chloe but if she’s not careful, she could become “the remake girl.”

    She was in the Amityville Horror remake which was just that HORRIBLE!

    Let Me In was a remake of the Swedish Let the Right One In and although entertaining, the original was better.

    Carrie, on the other hand, is an iconic horror classic and one of the best Stephen King adaptations. It showcased so many up & coming stars (Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving, William Katt, Edie McClurg) and Piper Laurie scared the ever living crap out of me as Carrie’s bible beating Momma.

    My problem is not with the actors who take these remake jobs. For them, it is a job. However, I’m sick to death of studio execs who won’t take a chance on original ideas and feel the public is willing to shell out $10 a ticket to see a remake. Aren’t there any creative minds left in the industry?

  20. Shelly says:

    I think Chloe is gorgeous and there is something very watchable about her. But I don’t think Carrie needs to be remade. The original is perfection.

  21. ramona says:

    I don’t usually criticise the clothing of children, but I hate the ribbons around her neck.

    It reminds me of the fairy tale where the wife tells her husband never to remove the ribbon she wears around her neck, and one night while she’s sleeping he does… and her head rolls off.

    Sorry, this is what happens when it’s gorgeous outside and I’m trapped at work. The mind, she wanders.

  22. Happy21 says:

    Love her. I loved her in Kick Ass! And Let me In too.

    Carrie does not need to be redone though. It was just remade in 2002. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

  23. lush33 says:

    While I will agree that Carrie does not need to be remade, I did hear that King himself is involved and does anyone else remember a couple of years ago when both Lohan and Megan Fox were in talks to play Carrie?

  24. Sour worms says:

    With all the amazing novels out there that could be made into a movie, why do they keep going w/the remakes?