Chloe Moretz says Carrie remake will pump up the crazy

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Nov 11, 2014

It's no secret that a remake of Stephen King's Carrie is upon us. Hugo star Chloe Grace Moretz will play the title role, and Kimberly Peirce will direct. So what can we expect from their take on the horror classic? Moretz claims that the new version will be all about the crazy.

Moretz recently revealed a few details about her highly anticipated role. She says she begins shooting June 1 and proclaims Peirce "a genius, genius, genius director." Her take on Carrie will be more of an adaptation of King's 1974 novel, as opposed to a remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 film.

"I'm actually not looking at the original," says Moretz, "Even though De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic, and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We're kind of going off the book. It's darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan. You're really looking into her mind, and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."

Speaking of Margaret, Julianne Moore has been offered the part of Carrie's overly religious mother. In the original film, Piper Laurie tackled the role and earned critical acclaim and an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. Moore has big shoes to fill, but if anyone can pull it off, it's her.

What do you think about the new take on Carrie? Are they going in the right direction?

(via Coming Soon)