Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) has been cast as Chris Hargensen, the bitchy classmate responsible for throwing a bucket of pig blood over Carrie in the story’s gore-soaked prom sequence. Judy Greer (The Descendants) will play Carrie’s kindly gym teacher, who comforts her as she is teased about having her first period in the showers after class.
They join Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Carrie and Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) as her repressive, unhinged mother.
Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) is on board to direct the remake, which she says involved “modernizing the story as one has to in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era into the next,” also commenting that the material is “very relevant” right now in a statement on her Facebook page.
All involved in the project have been keen to distance their take on Stephen King’s novel from the 1976 original. Leading lady Chloe Moretz has been on record as saying that De Palma’s film was “one of the best movies ever made”, but said the new version is “kind of going off the book. It’s darker and much more psychological.”
Filming is currently underway with a March 2013 release date in sight.