'Carrie' Remake Officially Enlists Julianne Moore And Gabriella Wilde
We're down with that
By Corwin Neuse May 14, 2012 11:36AM
Here are the inalienable facts: MGM is remaking Brian De Palma's classic "Carrie" with "Boys Don't Cry" and "Stop-Loss" director Kimberly Pierce. Chlöe Grace Moretz will be taking over for Sissy Spacek in the title role. Julianne Moore will be playing her domineering mother. And Gabriella Wilde will be playing the Amy Irving role of, well, we actually have no idea what character she's playing, but who cares because look at her.
Kimberly Pierce's involvement has us intrigued, as her (admittedly short) resume is as varied—both in terms of quality and in subject matter—as De Palma's. (All of which is just a long way of saying that "Boy's Don't Cry" was great but difficult to watch, sort of like De Palma's "Casualties of War," whereas "Stop-Loss" just kinda sucked, sort of like De Palma's "Snake Eyes.")
Meanwhile, the involvement of Moore, Moretz and now Wilde at least reassures us that while the remake may be 100% less original than the, er, original, it will at least be 100% more attractive. (Which we know is exactly the sort of misogynistic, chauvinist attitude that this remake will presumably skewer. We hope.)